Michael is an experienced silk at the commercial bar who appears, advises and acts as an independent expert in determinations in a diverse range of disputes. He enjoys the variety of work available at the commercial bar, including in particular controversies involving insurance, general contract, trust and equity, trade practices and corporations law. A particular area focus within Michael’s practice is disputation arising in an insurance context, whether it be acting in substantial professional negligence suits involving insured defendants such as directors, accountants, lawyers, architects, engineers, valuers and the like, or acting in complex policy coverage disputes for both insurers and insureds. His aim in any given case is to cut through to and assess the client’s position on the real issues that will determine the outcome and to provide efficient and forensically focused services based on that assessment. He is a recommended professional indemnity senior counsel in Doyles Guide.