Michael joined Woolsey Morris & Kennedy solicitors in Sidcup in January 1983. He was a partner in Woolsey Morris & Kennedy from 1 May 1987 until 30 April 2008. On 1 May 2008 Michael started Lawbridge Solicitors, now incorporated into Grant Saw Solicitors LLP, with a view to providing high quality affordable legal services through efficient use of information technology and reduced overheads.
Michael has a Masters Degree in Employment Law and Relations with Distinction from the University of Leicester.
Company & Commercial: Acting for a wide range of clients in commercial transactions, Michael has acted on the purchase and sale of businesses, advised on the employment aspects of out-sourcing and re-structuring, and drafted and negotiated a wide variety of commercial agreements.
Employment law: Michael has considerable experience in all aspects of employment law including advising employees, directors and substantial organisations, acting as advocate in the employment tribunal, representing clients in employment mediation and conducting seminars and training. He has successfully managed a very large number of employment disputes including dismissal, various forms of discrimination and contract claims.
Litigation: Michael has acted as solicitor in disputes in the Commercial Court, the Queen’s Bench Division, the Chancery Division, the Technology and Construction Court, the Companies Court and many County Courts.
He has handled disputes involving various types of contracts, technology and intellectual property, professional negligence, partnerships, directors and shareholders, consumer problems, financial services and insolvency. He has represented clients in mediation and negotiations and advised in connection with enforcement and asset recovery.
Insolvency and bankruptcy: Over many years, Michael has advised insolvency practitioners, businesses and individuals in relation to a wide variety of legal issues and problems arising in insolvency situations including dealing with winding up and bankruptcy petitions, making applications to the Companies Court and County Courts and negotiating settlements of disputes relating to the ownership of assets