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Michael represented over 2,000 names in the UK and in a number of international jurisdictions in attempting to protect them from the fallout from the Lloyd’s débâcle of the 1990s. The case involved many trials in the Commercial Court, eight appearances in the Court of Appeal and two in the House of Lords. It remains the longest running commercial litigation in the history of the Commercial Court. In many cases Michael continues to act for the families of the Lloyd’s Names individually. He also 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.
Michael has acquired wide experience in all aspects of General Commercial and Insurance Litigation and 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. In B & S Contractors v Victor Green Publications  ICR 419 Michael successfully established the concept of Economic Duress and in the case of Garrowv Society of Lloyd’s, Times 28 Oct 1999, he acted for Simon Garrow when the Court of Appeal confirmed the right of set-off in Bankruptcy to be akin to the then recently established right in a winding up.
Michael Freeman’s areas of expertise are:
- Commercial Agency Disputes
- Commercial Contracts
- Debt recovery and enforcement proceedings
- Injunctive Relief
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Partnership disputes
- Private Nuisance
- Professional Negligence
- Retention of Title
- Wills & Probate