Michael practises nationally in commercial, corporations and tax law.

He has particular experience in contractual disputes, insolvency, class actions and tax litigation.

He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 2016, signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 2018 and joined the Queensland Bar in 2020.

He has appeared led and unled in trials and appeals in a range of courts and tribunals including the High Court of Australia, and regularly appears in the Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Before coming to the Bar, he was Tipstaff and Researcher to President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (the Hon Justice J L B Allsop AO, as the Chief Justice then was) and practised as a solicitor at Allens and Herbert Smith Freehills specialising in complex contractual and corporate disputes, class actions, and tax and financial services regulatory investigations and disputes.

He is a member of the Victorian Bar Tax Bar Association Committee, Australian Bar Association Taxation Committee, Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Taxation Committee and Federal Court of Australia Taxation NPA User Group, and Deputy Chair of the Tax Institute Dispute Resolution Technical Committee.

He is also a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports, Australian Corporations and Securities Reports and Australian Tax Reports.

To view a copy of Michael's CV please click here.

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Chambers: Room 9
Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Commercial Law
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Public Law & Administrative Law
Tax Law & Revenue Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
04 Dec 2009
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
14 Sep 2018


LLB (Hons), LLM, MTax, MIntTax

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions

Committee Memberships

Tax Bar Association