Michael is a solicitor in the dispute resolution team. He joined Wannops LLP in November 2011 as a trainee. Michael completed seats in the family department and the private client department before joining the dispute resolution department in 2012.
Since qualifying in November 2013 Michael has developed a practice in property litigation as well as trust and probate disputes. His property litigation practice is primarily focused on residential disputes including landlord and tenant, boundary disputes, service charge disputes, forfeiture (and relief from forfeiture) applications, proprietary estoppel and adverse possession. Michael is able to advise in relation to leasehold extension and enfranchisement under the Leasehold, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 having acted for a national landlord. Michael is also able to advise in relation to commercial landlord and tenant matters.
Michael’s probate dispute practice encompasses all matters relating to the validity of wills, disputes with personal representatives, trust and estate administration disputes and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Michael has experience acting for claimants and defendants as well as professional and lay personal representatives and trustees.
Michael has experience in contentious applications in the Court of Protection.
Michael is an experienced advocate and has appeared in the County Courts, before Masters of the High Court, the Court of Protection and in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). He quickly understands the needs of his client and the facts of the case to provide pragmatic and clear advice to enable his clients to reach settlement, or where necessary, to ensure litigation is proportionate.
Michael is currently undertaking his Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Practitioners course.