Michael practised as a solicitor for 25 years at the international firm of Watson, Farley & Williams LLP. Prior to being appointed Managing Partner in 2001 Michael headed up the Moscow Office and was Head of Litigation.
Michael has considerable experience in a wide range of legal and commercial matters. His particular expertise is in the shipping industry including vessel operations, sale and purchase, shipbuilding and offshore construction.
Michael graduated from Bristol University with a Batchelor of Law (LL.B.), was called to the Bar in 1985 and admitted as a Solicitor in 1990.