“Michael is a senior associate and solicitor advocate specialising in commercial dispute resolution. He is particularly experienced in acting on financial services disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims and claims relating to contractual interpretation. He is dedicated to developing creative and commercial solutions to clients’ most complex legal problems.”

Michael has acted for clients drawn from a range of different sectors, including commercial real estate, engineering and construction and financial services. He has considerable experience of acting in High Court litigation and in various forms of ADR. He is comfortable working on cross-border matters, including those with an offshore element. He has a particular interest in technology disputes, commercial fraud and matters related to the enforcement of judgments, and is actively involved in pro bono initiatives.

Background

Michael trained at Clifford Chance, where he qualified as a solicitor in 2013. He joined Cooke, Young & Keidan in 2015. He is a graduate of the College of Law and Oxford University.

Professional groups

Michael is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the London Solicitor Litigation Association.

Languages

  • French (conversational)
  • Spanish (conversational)

Cases of Note

  • Acting for a property developer in a professional negligence dispute against a firm of architects on a major building project.

  • Acting for a leading litigation funder in a contractual dispute relating to funding agreements.

  • Acting for a number of commercial property sector clients in connection with interest rate swap mis-selling.

  • Acting for a leading engineering firm in a contractual dispute relating to a high-value project with a major vehicle manufacturer.

  • Acting for a leading property investment group in a dispute related to contractual terms of significance in the commercial lending market.

  • R. (on the application of Mazarona Properties Ltd) v Financial Ombudsman Service [2017] EWHC 1135.  Advising a commercial property sector client on a judicial review concerning the ambit of the jurisdiction of the FOS.

  • Symbion Power LLC v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company [2017] EWHC 348.  Advising a construction sector client in connection with a successful defence of an application to set aside an ICC arbitration award under s.68 of the Arbitration Act 1996.