Michael covers a broad practice area including corporate mergers and acquisitions, real estate structuring and advisory, VAT and indirect taxes, restructuring, funds establishment, tax disputes and acquisition finance.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and sits on its Property Taxes Sub-committee.  He is also a member of the Stamp Tax Practitioners Group.  Key clients include Aberdeen Standard Investments and Muse.

  • Advising Muse on tax implications of mixed use affordable and private housing/commercial development project in conjunction with Poplar HARCA Housing Association; 
  • Advising Royal London Asset Management in connection with forward funded acquisitions of care home portfolio; 
  • Advising Aviva Life and Pensions UK Limited on structuring circa £500m GDV over-station development (at Liverpool Street and Moorgate) joint venture with Allianz; and 
  • Advising Federated Hermes' Hestia Sub-fund on structuring of forward-funded build to rent developments with a combined value of over £400m. 
  • "Group Relief: a Background", Tax Adviser, Dec 16 2013
  • "Back to Basics: Tax on Capital Contributions", Tax Journal, Oct 11 2013
  • "VAT and Student Accommodation", Oct 26 2011
  • "DV3 RS LP: Clarification of Complication?" Apr 14 Tax Journal 2011
Professional memberships
  • The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • The property taxes sub-committee of CIOT
  • The Stamp Taxes Practitioners' Group

Michael is described as "first-rate" in The Legal 500, where he is classed as a leading individual.