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Michael qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and was a partner in the boutique London law firm Alexander Harris. 

A former chairman of a Kent based head injury charity, Michael is also a life member of Headway, and holds memberships of the Kent and Surrey Acquired Brain Injury Network as well as the Acquired Brain Injury Forum in London.

Michael is a Criminal & Civil Recorder and Deputy District Judge (civil), a qualified mediator and holds membership of both the Academy of Experts and the Royal Society of Medicine.


Michael specialises in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence cases, and the associated Professional Negligence claims that can arise from these.  Since the mid 1990’s he has specialised in complex catastrophic injury cases, particularly brain injury, and has built an exceptional reputation in this area.   He works both nationally and internationally as required.

Michael leads a team of assistants and colleagues, including the country’s only qualified solicitor and practising midwife.

In the course of his career Michael has recovered hundreds of millions of pounds in damages for clients.   He has a current caseload where it is expected that in excess of £50m in damages will be recovered.


Michael's personal interests include - family, local history, mountain biking, dogs and the frustration of Chelsea FC since 1968!