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, formerly 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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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.


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


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.


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


  • Inner Temple

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