Areas of Expertise
Michael acts for parents and children with disabilities including those with severe learning or mental health difficulties and is regularly instructed on behalf of the Official Solicitor.
As a result of having a background in defending in serious criminal law cases have acted in cases where there have been concurrent criminal and care proceedings.
Birmingham City Council v H (A Minor)  1 All ER 12 House of Lords
LLB (Hons) University of Sheffield
Admitted as a Solicitor in 1975
Higher Courts (All Proceedings) Qualification [August 1994]
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Formerly Law Society Children’s Panel Member for over 15 years
Formerly Law Society Mental Health Review Tribunal Member for over 9 years
Formerly Supervisor for Criminal, Family and Mental Health Categories of Work for the Legal
Formerly Elected Member of the Birmingham Law Society
Former Secretary of the Criminal Law Committee of the Birmingham Law Society