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Practice areas

Crime, Civil

Year of call: 2007


Michael joined Chambers as a tenant in April 2014.

Michael is both a barrister and forensic accountant, heading up the forensic accountancy department of BDO LLP in Southampton. He has been involved in over 2,000 cases encompassing Criminal, Civil and Family cases.

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Crime

Michael undertakes work in all aspects of criminal law, both Prosecution and Defence, and has a special interest in fraud and bribery investigations. He was for eight years the external forensic accountant for the Ministry of Defence Police Fraud Squad and assisted them on a number of significant investigations.

He has conducted bribery investigations under the Bribery Act 2010.

He is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) and is currently advising a number of hospital trusts on their fraud prevention and detection and is actively assisting them in a number of investigations.

Michael is a Grade 2 prosecutor for the CPS.


Civil

Michael has particular expertise in assessing losses and damages in civil cases including personal injury and commercial cases.


Training

Michael regularly conducts forensic and legal training for a number of organisations and law firms. He is responsible for running the Bar Standards Board Forensic Accounting course which is compulsory for all barristers within 3 years call.

Education

  • LLB (First Class Hons)
  • BVC (Very Competent)
  • BA (Hons) Psychology
  • FCCA

Inn

  • Inner Temple