19 Inns Chambers, Level 19, Inns of Court,
107 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000
07 3236 4282 / 0432 328 122
Michael was admitted as a solicitor in 1983, was called to the Bar in 1991 and took silk in 2007.
At the Bar Michael developed an extensive practice primarily in common law, insurance, professional negligence, estate litigation, company law and family law. He also developed a substantial appellate practice. A significant component of his practice was as a mediator in all areas of civil disputes.
From 2007 until 2011 Michael was the Queensland Bar representative on the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. He also served as the Chair of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.
In 2011 Michael was appointed as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia. In 2015 Michael was assigned to the Appeal Division of the Court. He served on the Appeal Division until resigning his judicial commissions in 2021.
Michael returned to the Bar in 2021 to resume practice in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and has chambers in Brisbane and Sydney.