Michael was called to the Bar in 2006, having obtained a distinction on the BCL at Oxford University and a first-class law degree at the University of Nottingham.
His practice involves an even mix of advisory and litigation work and he is instructed to advise and represent in court both taxpayers and HM Revenue and Customs. In 2010 he was appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel). On the litigation side Michael is regularly instructed to act for both taxpayers and HMRC in relation to tax disputes and investigations in all areas of tax law.
Michael also has extensive experience of the taxation of alternative investment funds, especially in relation to private equity funds (particularly carried interest structuring), hedge funds (covering fund structuring, reorganisation and re-domiciliation and investor taxation) and property investment funds (particularly fund structuring and investor taxation).
He is regularly asked to lecture and write on these subjects and was recently invited to contribute to Kerr and Hunter on Receivers and Administrators (19th ed) Sweet and Maxwell (2009), the leading work on the subject.
He is recommended as a tax junior in Chambers and Partners.