Michael has practised in Guernsey since 2012. In that time he has advised fund managers, trustees and beneficiaries, leading financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and ultra-high net worth individuals. Many of those cases have involved complex high value disputes often with a multi-jurisdictional element. He has gained substantial experience of the complex procedure of the Guernsey Royal Court and regularly advises on an array of interim matters including applications for service out applications, declaratory and Beddoe relief and case management hearings.
Michael also advises international clients on cross-border commercial litigation and has been involved with fraud and asset recovery claims.
Michael received his Bachelor of Law in 2007 from the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an Attorney in the Supreme Court of South Africa in 2009. He completed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2016. In 2019 he obtained the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes with distinction.
2015 - England and Wales (holds a practising certificate)
2009 - South Africa (currently non-practising)
- Law Society of England and Wales
- Law Society of South Africa
- STEP affiliate member
- Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES)
- Guernsey International Legal Association