Adept at navigating the overlap between jurisdictions, Michael regularly advises in international cases that involve overseas prosecutors/regulators and has managed and coordinated responses in each jurisdiction on numerous occasions.
Michael regularly advises and represents senior financial services personnel facing FCA/PRA and other regulator investigations and disciplinary action. He also advises and represents high-net-worth individuals facing revenue investigations and potential prosecutions.
In addition, he advises both companies and professional firms on their anti-money laundering compliance. Michael is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Criminal and Civil Proceedings).
The directories say:
Michael is ranked as a leading individual in the 2021 Legal 500 Fraud: White Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals) and is described as a ‘first-rate lawyer’.
Chambers and Partners
Michael is highly ranked in the 2021 Chambers and Partners Directory in the category of Financial Crime – Individuals, with the description: ‘He is very impressive’ and ‘he is very experienced and a skilful tactician’.
He is also highly ranked for his POCA Work and Asset Forfeiture being described as: ‘a scholarly, skilful tactician’. ‘He’s got a light touch, a good manner and a lot of experience.’
Michael is also ranked in the Chambers and Partners High-Net-Worth Directory for Financial Crime – HNW Individuals and is described as ‘a very solid and bright lawyer, very hard-working and driven’. ‘He is a very calm set of hands. He has a very broad knowledge of other jurisdictions and he is a real expert in this space. He speaks with authority and is a very bright guy; very hard-working and very good with clients.’