Michael is an information litigator and reputation management specialist. He advises high net worth and high-profile individuals and companies on reputation, privacy and contentious information and media law issues.
He specialises in defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, harassment, blackmail, data protection, right to be forgotten and subject access requests, malicious falsehood and copyright law, as well as regulatory complaints. He regularly advises on injunctions against the media or malicious third parties, and on reporting restrictions and privacy issues in divorce, Norwich Pharmacal and coroners' proceedings. He also stops stories and unlawful disclosures and obtains apologies, damages and online takedowns.
He is ranked as a ‘Star Associate’ and an ‘Associate to Watch’ in the field of Reputation Management in Chambers & Partners and recognised as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in Legal 500. He is recommended in Spears magazine.
|Since 2021||Senior Counsel, Taylor Wessing|
|2018 - 2021||Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2017 - 2018||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2013 - 2017||Associate, Lee & Thompson|
|2011 - 2013||Assistant, Schillings|
|2009 - 2011||Trainee, Davenport Lyons|
|2008 - 2009||Company Secretarial Assistant, Davenport Lyons|
|2011||Admitted to the Bar, England, Wales|
|2008||LPC, BPP, Holborn|
|2004||LLB, Law, College London|
Gigantic noticeboard or wall of graffiti? Online libel: are we lost in analogy?, The In-House Lawyer, 2012