Mike Blitz

Barrister

Name: Mike Blitz
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 2013

Mike practices across several of chambers’ specialist areas, with a particular focus on Commercial Contract disputes and Employment law.

 ‘Always well-prepared, knowledgeable and personable.– Legal 500 2021

‘ Very bright and easily deals with complex and sensitive issues.’ – Legal 500 2020

 His sharp legal and analytical mind often identifies subtle or elusive points of substance or procedure throwing new light on an issue. Mike’s persuasive advocacy is considered and pointed, getting to the heart of the issue, and clearly portraying his arguments to the Court.

 Particularly appreciated for his ability to quickly gain clients’ trust and confidence, Counsel’s ability to explain complex principles in understandable terms, and give clear advice amidst the sensitivities and emotions of a case means he is ideally placed to guide clients through proceedings. Mike is equally adept at handling the lay client’s needs and expectations, whether individual or commercial.

 Alongside his practice, Mike is a Senior Associate Teacher in Contract Law at the University of Bristol and regularly assists as an advocacy trainer for the Inner Temple.

Background

Mike’s legal education culminated with a Distinction at masters level and, before coming to the Bar, he was a youth and community worker for an international charity and a county court advocate for a national firm of solicitors. While training, he was the recipient of various scholarships from the Inner Temple, and was winner of the Pupils’ Advocacy Prize.

Commercial and Chancery Commercial
Employment
Personal Injury
Commercial Credit Hire
Criminal Motor Defence

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, representing the UK internationally in July 2018.

Mike is a fan of musical theatre, having musically directed amateur productions. He is a regular volunteer for Avon and Bristol Law Centre and assists with advocacy training at the Inner Temple.

 Qualifications

BPTC (Very Competent) – Kaplan Law School

LL.M (Distinction) – University of Bristol

LL.B (2.i) – University of Bristol

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

If you would like any further information regarding Mike's practice or to check his availability, please do get in touch
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