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Experience and Background

Michael has over 20 years’ experience of dealing with large complex commercial disputes with a particular emphasis on company/shareholder disputes, warranty claims, partnership advice, restraint of trade, technology disputes, professional negligence claims, contract disputes, agency disputes, contentious probate and insolvency. His clients include BDO, Mazars, RSM, BMW, Bens Cookies and many other high street retailers and tech companies. He is a Member of the Association for British Recovery Professionals (R3), the Association of Contentious Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and acts as a Court of Protection Deputy. He has extensive experience of litigating in the higher courts and is ranked Tier One in legal directories (Chambers & Partners and Legal 500) being described as “commercially minded, astute and a leading individual in litigation and insolvency”.

Michael is a Solicitor-Advocate, having Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) and sits as a part time Judge on the South East and London circuit, having been appointed to the bench in 2013.

Michael joined the firm in 2017 from Weightmans London office where he headed the Disputes team and was national head of Restructuring/Insolvency for the last decade. 

  • 2017 - Present: Howes Percival, Partner
  • 2005 - 2017: Weightmans, Partner
  • 2003 - 2005: Hegarty LLP, Partner
  • 1997 - 2003: Hegarty LLP, Trainee/Solicitor
  • 1996 - 1997: Hammond Suddards (now Squire Patton Boggs), Paralegal 

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