Michael specializes in all aspects of commercial law, including insurance and reinsurance, shipping and international trade, professional negligence (including underwriting agents, brokers and solicitors), conflict of laws and jurisdiction disputes, as well as more general commercial disputes.  He appears regularly in the Commercial Court, and the Chancery Division of the High Court as well as in arbitration.

In 2018 Michael was nominated for the Chambers Bar Awards Insurance Junior of the Year. He is ranked as a leader in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 in Insurance, International Arbitration, Civil Fraud, Shipping & Commodities, Commercial Litigation and Professional Negligence.