specialises in Care Proceedings, Child Abduction, Negligence, Trusts of Land
and Ancillary Relief.
He is able to bring his experience of 15 years in the criminal courts to bear in parallel care and criminal proceedings.
Michael has been Leading Junior Counsel in Parent and Guardian Care Proceedings work.
has also been involved in duty of care cases involving Local Authority, Health Trust and Government
has successfully argued the HL principles in Stack v Dowden in a trust of land case and obtained a settlement in a negligence action arising from said principles.
has been successful in the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions in relation to reported care proceedings (instructed by Essex CC in an appeal against findings of breach of A6 & 8) and name change cases (the latter involving Somali Muslim/patrilineal issues).
has vast experience of care proceedings for parents, Local Authorities and Guardians.
has been led on many occasions and instructed as leading junior counsel.
also has a wealth of experience in High Court and Principal Registry of the Family Division trials and has appeared on a number of occasions in the Court of Appeal.