Michael practices in commercial litigation with a particular focus on infrastructure and construction. He practiced at the London Commercial Bar for over 15 years at a leading construction set, before joining Russell McVeagh. He was ranked as Leading Junior Counsel in The Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners UK, and is now recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific, the Best Lawyers® New Zealand Guide, and Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide.
Michael is a thought leader in construction and infrastructure disputes, and has presented at the Society of Construction Law in UK and New Zealand and at other construction law conferences. He is a regular contributor to Russell McVeagh's Building Knowledge publication.
Michael regularly acts for principals and contractors bringing or defending adjudication claims under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. He also has extensive experience with cases involving professional negligence claims against construction professionals including architects, engineers, project managers and quantity surveyors.
Michael also acts on adjudication enforcement proceedings, and was sole counsel in one of the first cases in which the English High Court granted an injunction to restrain adjudication proceedings pending payment of sums due (Mentmore Towers v Packman Lucas Limited  EWHC 3212 (TCC)) and  EWHC 457 (TCC)).
Michael publishes and speaks regularly on all aspects of adjudication.