Although Michael's current role is an internal one, his background is as an experienced private client practitioner. He qualified at Macfarlanes in 2002, became a partner at Russell-Cooke LLP in 2009 and then returned to Macfarlanes as a partner in 2013.
He has advised private clients on a broad range of issues including tax and estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and the administration of estates (in particular estates with a cross-border element). He has also acted as an executor on numerous occasions and as a trustee of several private and charitable UK trusts.
Michael is a member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners and sat on the committee of the STEP Cross-Border Estates Group until 2018. He is also one of the authors of Butterworths’ Wills, Probate and Administration Service.
Qualified March 2002; joined Payne Hicks Beach March 2019.Back to Consultants
"Michael is 'very commercially aware'"The Legal 500 UK 2017