Michael joined the firm as a trainee in 1993 after graduating from Staffordshire University and completing his studies at the College of Law in Chester. He became a Partner in 2000.
Michael deals with a varied litigation case load acting on behalf of individuals, small businesses and large companies. He has clients from all over the UK, Europe and as far afield as the USA, and is often instructed by other solicitors to act on their behalf. Michael has a particular interest in Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, and has acted on behalf of both Principals and Agents. Most claims are negotiated to a settlement before trial if at all possible, and Michael has a great deal of experience in mediating disputes.
His recent cases include acting on behalf of a Landlord in a commercial forfeiture claim involving complex insolvency issues and acting on behalf of a client in a Regulatory fraud claim. Michael has also recently acted in relation to a heavily contested professional negligence claim against solicitors involving the Commercial Agents Regulations which lasted 7 days in the Queens Bench Division of the High Court.
Michael has written articles on the Money Laundering Regulations and advised other Regulated professions in relation to their obligations under the legislation.
Consumer Law, with a particular emphasis on the car industry
Commercial Agents Claims
Regulatory matters such as Trading Standards and Environment Agency prosecutions
Breach of contract claims
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