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Admitted as a Solicitor:  1996



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Property Litigation 

Civil Litigation 

Insurance and Liability Claims 

Michael is a Consultant Solicitor at DJB, specialising in property and other civil litigation.  

Michael has extensive litigation experience having acted for private clients, companies and both local and central government as an associate and partner at regional law firms and at the Treasury Solicitors (now Government Legal Department). In addition, he has worked in house with insurers.


Michael has advised on judicial reviews, property disputes, insurance issues and much more, including advising the Ministry of Defence on a number of high-profile inquests.  




  • Acting for a water company on liability claims including high value property damage claims following flooding incidents including on trial at Technology and Construction Court.

  • Acting for Public Sector clients, including local authorities, defending a varied caseload of public and employer liability claims and providing general advice.

  • Advising on judicial reviews for and against public sector organisations.

  • Advising residents' companies and property owners on breaches of covenant issues, boundary and general property disputes.

  • Acting for private Landlords on possession claims.

  • Contractual disputes

  • Misrepresentation claim on sale of property

  • Property disputes acting for and against Residents’ Management Companies

  • Boundary and neighbour disputes

  • Advising on business interruption insurance policies and coverage, indemnity issues, policy wording, policy payments and insurance disputes generally. 

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