Michael completed the first-six of his common law pupillage under the supervision of Simon Goldberg Q.C. and Richard Stubbs. He has gained general exposure to a range of commercial, civil and employment work.

Prior to commencing pupillage Michael gained legal experience in England and Australia and worked for the Department for Work and Pensions.

While studying in Melbourne Michael's Masters had a particular focus on commercial and Chancery law; during first six he has continued to maintain this interest and been exposed to a range of work in those areas.


  • Bar Professional Training Course, Northumbria University (Outstanding), 2018-19.
  • LLM, Master of Laws, University of Melbourne, 2016-17.
  • LLB (Hons) Law, University of Sheffield (First Class), 2012-15
  • Major Scholarship, Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.


Outside of work, Michael is a keen cricketer who umpires and plays for his local club and in various competitions.

Clerking team

Steve Walker

Lead Civil Clerk

0191 245 9589

Lead Employment Clerk & Civil Clerk

0191 300 9359

Civil Clerk

0191 245 9556

Clerk (Middlesbrough)

01642 247 569

Civil & Criminal Silks' Clerk (Leeds)

0113 3235 955

Direct Access Clerk

01642 247 569