Areas of Practice:
Accident / Personal Injury, Arbitration, Civil, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Financial Services, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Claims, Intellectual Property Rights, International, Landlord/Tenant, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Representational Legal Practice, Rights of Way, Boundaries and Adverse Possession, Securities, Shareholder Disputes, Technology, Wills, Trusts & Estates
40 years’ experience as a practicing barrister in the field of general commercial, professional negligence, and employment work, and some 15 years’ sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in Queen’s Bench, Chancery and the TCC, provides a reliable basis for Michel’s ability to mediate most civil and commercial disputes. Twelve years ago, he left Littleton Chambers, of which he had been Head, and founded Independent Mediators Ltd, to practice as a full-time mediator. He is recognized in The Legal Directories as an expert in his field in Mediation in the UK and internationally.
He is a Distinguished Fellow and the Vice President of the International Academy of Mediators. He was the first Chairman of the England and Wales Bar Council ADR Committee, a member of the working party which drafted the EU Code of Practice for Mediators, and gave expert opinion to JURI, the legal service committee of the European Parliament, prior to its adopting the European ADR Directive, and was a representative at the UNCITRAL Working Group II which drafted the Singapore Convention for the Enforcement of International Commercial Mediation Settlement Agreements. In 2012, he was invited to join the Singapore Mediation Centre’s International Panel of Mediators. He was recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in 2016 and 2017 and as Mediator of the year in 2017.
Full time civil and commercial mediator and arbitrator