Michael has more than 35 years' experience of advising a wide range of clients on all aspects of employment law. He is described by the Chambers UK Guide as "excellent, with a great deal of experience".

Michael is well known for his extensive knowledge of the employment issues arising on business transfers. He acts both on the procurement side — for Government/public bodies and for multinational companies — and for service providers, advising on the TUPE implications of outsourcing and major infrastructure projects. His book TUPE: Law & Practice is in its second edition.

Michael spends most of his time giving strategic advice across a range of employment law topics from boardroom disputes to labour relations issues, often with an international flavour. He also has a caseload of employment litigation and advised Serco in the landmark discrimination case of Serco v Redfearn, which went to the Court of Appeal.