Mike accepts instructions across multiple of chambers’ practice areas, combining an array of specialist knowledge and legal precision with a ‘user friendly’ approach for lay and professional clients alike.
Mike qualified in London, joining Queen Square Chambers in April 2016. He achieved an LLM with Distinction from the University of Bristol, where he is now a Senior Associate Teacher.
He has a sharp legal and analytical mind, often identifying subtle or elusive points of substance or procedure throwing new light on an issue, and is a charming and persuasive advocate.
Mike is particularly appreciated for his ability to quickly win clients’ trust and confidence, to explain complex principles in simple terms, and his sensitivity to the lay client’s needs and expectations, whether individual or commercial.
Before coming to the Bar, Mike was a youth and community worker for an international charity, and a county court advocate for a national firm of solicitors.
Mike is authorised to accept instructions from the public under the Bar Direct Access scheme.
Outside legal practice, Mike enjoys cycling, climbing, travel, Formula 1 (as a spectator only) 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, having been awarded an advocacy prize during his pupillage.
Scholarships and Awards
Winner of the Inner Temple Pupils’ Advocacy Prize (2015)
Allan Levy Award, Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Exhibition Award (Inner Temple)
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, Criminal Litigation and Evidence, Conference and Ethics)