Michael joined Manchester’s family team as a solicitor in April 2018. He is an active member of Resolution and represents a range of clients with regard to private family law.

Prior to joining Shoosmiths’ family team, Michael worked in Shoosmiths’ dispute resolution and compliance team. His work included acting for a variety of clients including individuals, national businesses and insurers regarding commercial/contractual disputes and regulatory concerns.

Before joining Shoosmiths in February 2014, Michael spent 12 years working in the regulatory sector including the Legal Services Ombudsman, the Insolvency Service and the General Medical Council, where he was an Assistant Registrar and co-ordinated their safeguarding service.

Michael brings his wide-ranging depth of experience to his role as a family solicitor and regularly advises clients on matters such as:

  • child residence and contact disputes;
  • divorce;
  • applications for parental rights;
  • dissolution of civil partnerships and nullity proceedings;
  • the variation or setting aside of existing orders;
  • cohabitation rights; and
  • separation agreements.


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