Michael is a would-be fighter pilot, who became a specialist in local government law and practice in SA and before that in the UK. We could go into more detail, but Michael’s story is best shared in person.
He has practised law on an international basis for many years (he refuses to divulge the exact number). In the UK, Michael headed the in-house legal team at Woodspring District Council. He now undertakes a similar role on an external basis for South Australian councils.
Michael’s particular interest is in corporate governance and commercial matters. As one of Australia’s leading experts in local government law and practice, he has been acknowledged for the past nine years by his peers in the prestigious Best Lawyers Australia list.
His approachable nature and focus on providing solutions see him sought out for strategic, political and business advice in contentious, sensitive and difficult matters. He lives by the mantra that ‘the only advice of any worth is that which is definitive and provides the client with a course of action’.
Michael is widely published in local government publications and is a popular speaker at sector conferences, both nationally and within South Australia.
Outside work, Michael enjoys watching his boys play sport and spending time with his six (going on 16) year old daughter at his home in the Adelaide Hills.