Mike practices across several of chambers’ specialist areas, with a particular focus on Commercial Contract disputes, Land/Property, and Employment Law.
“He demonstrates forensic knowledge of the cases” – Legal 500 2023
“A diligent counsel with a forensic approach to cross-examination” – Legal 500 2022
“Always well-prepared, knowledgeable and personable” – Legal 500 2021
“Very bright and easily deals with complex and sensitive issues” – Legal 500 2020
Mike is a skilled and analytical advocate who can quickly get to the heart of complex legal issues. Clients appreciate his clear and understandable advice, versatile oral and written advocacy, his understanding of their needs and expectations, and his ability to carefully guide them through the sensitivities and emotions of litigation.
Alongside his practice, Mike currently teaches Property and Contract Law at the University of Bristol. He regularly assists with advocacy training for the Inner Temple.
Mike is direct access qualified and is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public.
Mike was previously a Youth and Community Worker for an international charity, and a County Court Advocate for a national solicitors’ firm. He achieved an LLM with Distinction, and received various scholarships and awards while undertaking his professional training.
Hobbies and Interests
Outside legal practice, Mike enjoys cycling, climbing, travel, Formula 1, and other outdoor activities, and is a leader with a local Scout group.
He is a former national champion barbershop singer with the Great Western Chorus of Bristol, culminating in representing the UK internationally.
Terms of Business
Mike contracts on the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons as published and updated from time-to-time on the website of the Bar Council.
Mike is authorised to accept instructions from the public under the Bar Direct Access scheme