Michael practises in all aspects of commercial law, usually with an international dimension, with particular emphasis on shipping, international sale of goods, and commodities.
He is a specialist in a broad cross-section of shipping and international trade issues including disputes arising out of charterparties, general average, commodities and shipbuilding contracts. He has acted in precedent setting cases such as Spar v GCL heard in the Court of Appeal concerning the obligation to pay hire.
Michael acts in English court and arbitration proceedings. He has acted as arbitrator in a number of references.