Michael has spent 30 years based in the City of London, advising a wide range of clients on all aspects of employment law. He is recommended by the latest edition of Chambers UK Guide, which has described him as "excellent, with a great deal of experience".

Michael has extensive knowledge of the employment issues arising on business transfers. He acts both on the procurement side — for Government and for multinational companies — and for service providers, advising on the TUPE implications of outsourcing and major infrastructure projects. The second edition of his book TUPE: Law & Practice was published in April 2014.

Michael gives strategic advice regularly across a range of employment law topics from boardroom disputes to labour relations issues, often with an international flavour. He advised Serco in the landmark discrimination case of Serco v Redfearn, which went to the Court of Appeal.