Mike Blitz

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Mike is a skillful advocate with a keen eye for legal detail, and is adept at making incisive, robust and persuasive submissions. He has extensive trial experience and is very capable in cross-examination, regardless of the approach required.

Solicitors particularly appreciate his pragmatic approach and his sensitivity to the lay client’s needs and expectations, whether individual or commercial.

‘I always enjoy working with Mike – his “can do” attitude and ability to see lines of argument that many others might miss set him apart’

Background

Mike joined Queen Square Chambers as a third-six pupil in November 2015. He completed pupillage at an established London common law set where he gained experience across the full range of civil practice, including exposure to high value commercial disputes and Inheritance Act claims.

He previously worked as a County Court Advocate, gaining extensive experience in possession proceedings, both mortgage and residential landlord and tenant, charging orders, and simple insolvency and consumer credit maters.

Notable Cases

O v H: successfully represented client over issue of undocumented and unprotected deposit and subsequent entitlement to serve s.21 notice

TJ v D: claim against legal expenses insurer for failure to indemnify in boundary dispute (first-six)

DFC v BRL: breaches of covenant not to prejudice operating licence in commercial lease alongside dilapidation claim (first-six)

Scholarships and Awards

Winner of the Inner Temple Pupils’ Advocacy Prize

Allan Levy Award, Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Exhibition Award – Inner Temple

Qualifications

LL.M (Distinction) – University of Bristol

LL.B (2.1) – University of Bristol

BPTC (Very Competent) – Kaplan Law School, ‘Outstanding’ in Civil Litigation and Evidence

Hobbies and Interests

Mike sings barbershop music with the multiple national champions the Great Western Chorus of Bristol. He is a keen cyclist and Formula 1 fan.

‘A first class performance that would have done credit to a junior of several years call… very impressive and no doubt has a glittering career ahead of him’ Contact Us

Latest News

  • Crime - 28, September

    Fitness to plead in the Magistrates’ Court

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    The vast majority of criminal cases conclude in the Magistrates’ Court, yet the rules and procedure for defendants with serious mental health difficulties (i.e. those who are ‘unfit to plead’) are opaque and somewhat non-sensical. What follows is a quick guide. Fitness to plead in the Crown Court… for context The procedure for fitness to … Continue reading Fitness to plead in the Magistrates’ Court

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  • Crime - 7, September

    Life as a third six

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    I came to Queen Square Chambers as a third-six pupil in November 2015, having completed pupillage in a London mixed common law set. Although I had developed a strong second-six practice and was likely to be offered tenancy, I decided a circuit practice – with quicker access to more senior work and a less frantic … Continue reading Life as a third six

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