Clerk: Alistair Coyne
Secretary: Jeannie Williams
Michael was admitted to the Bar in 1982 and appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.
Michael intially practised in general commercial litigation and has since specialised almost exclusively in building and construction law.
Michael’s practice most often involves large construction litigation for both principals and builders (including their insurers), and he is regularly briefed in Civil Works claims. While the majority of Michael’s cases are heard in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, he has also conducted cases in Victoria and Queensland.
Michael is regularly appointed as a referee in building disputes by the Supreme Court and District Court of New South Wales, and as a Grade 1 Arbitrator he has conducted numerous arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations throughout his career. He is also an accredited adjudicator for the purposes of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
He regularly presents papers to industry groups in relation to the building and construction industry, and in particular, to the Institute of Arbitrators.