Michael’s background was originally as a commercial lawyer, having spent his formative years with large City firms. He then built up a four partner niche firm, specialising in the retail property sector, which merged in 2001 with a major West End practice where Michael remained as a consultant until 2014. He has always taken a keen and active interest in the profession, and joined the committee of WLLS in 1997, serving as its President in 2006.
Since retiring from private practice, Michael continued to serve on two Tribunals until 2020. He is also a volunteer with Support Through Court (formerly the Personal Support Unit), a national charity that provides support for litigants in person and, through his involvement with STC, Michael has developed a keen interest in the proposed changes taking place within the Court system, as well as in relation to access to justice generally. Michael served as a Law Society Council member for the West London constituency between 2016 and 2020.