Michael is one of South Australia’s foremost building lawyers.
Michael was recognised as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Construction/Infrastructure Law in Adelaide for Best Lawyers. Michael has been listed in Best Lawyers Australia list for Construction/Infrastructure Law for the last seven years in a row. He was also listed as a Preeminent Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide in South Australia for 2019, 2018 and 2017, and is listed as a Leading Front End Construction & Infrastructure Lawyer in South Australia in Doyle’s Guide for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Michael advises builders on contracts and documentation, regularly gives lectures to builders on the law and sits on several committees at the Housing Industry Association. During his distinguished career he has become the trusted advisor and “go to guy” for many of the state’s leading builders.
Michael was described as “an eloquent and talented litigator” in the June 2008 Australian Legal Business survey.
Michael also practices in intellectual property, information technology and technology law. He was recommended in Doyles Guide as a Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications lawyer for 2016.
As a child he was forever dismantling things to see how they worked so it is no surprise that he was attracted to this area of law. He advises both consumers and originators of intellectual property and technology and regularly advises in relation to development, licensing deals, transfers and the registration of rights relating to technology. As a litigator he represents clients who find themselves involved in court action relating to any form of technology
.As well as these specialisations, Michael has extensive experience in trade practices law.