Michael was articled in 1956 and trained with the city firm of Middleton Lewis (subsequently merged with Lawrence Graham). The firm specialised in Marine Insurance, Shipping, Salvage and associated work but with a particular emphasis on Admiralty Law. Michael qualified in 1961 and formed his own practice in 1967 and becoming a partner with Edmund Grower in 1993. Michael represented over 2,000 names in the UK and in a number of international jurisdictions to protect them from the fallout from the Lloyd’s débâcle of the 1990s.
Michael continues to act for the families of the Lloyd’s Names individually and represented 1,250 Names in an Action against the British Government for non-compliance with the First Non-Life Insurance Directive insofar as it related to Lloyd’s of London.
With a wide experience in all aspects of General Commercial and Insurance Litigation Michael also specialises in a broad spectrum of Commercial law, including Commercial Contracts, Personal Agreements and the Law of Guarantees as well as both Corporate and Personal insolvency.
Michael undertakes too, selective private client work, particularly negotiating Matrimonial Financial Settlements. It was his landmark case of Gojkovic -v- Gojkovic (No 2)  2 FLR 233;  Fam 40; Times, 01 May 1991;  1 AER 267 that established the concept of “Partnership” rights for the Wife.
Michaels experience means he continues to lectures both nationally and internationally.