Michael has practised law since 1975, predominantly in the area of family and divorce law and commercial litigation. He has appeared as Counsel in the Magistrates, County, Supreme, Federal and Family Courts and various boards and tribunals.
He has also been involved in a variety of administrative law matters, which started when he successfully made the first challenge to the Estate Agents Board. He subsequently appeared in a variety of disciplinary matters involving breaches under the Estate Agents Act appearing before the Estate Agents Board and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Michael is an accredited Arbitrator and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mediators and Arbitrators. He is also a member of the Family Law section of the Law Council of Australia.
With over 40 years experience in Family Law, Michael has extensive experience in property and children’s matters.
Michael has been actively involved in community work outside the law, including:
- Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission (Human Rights Organisation); and
- Three terms as a Councillor of the City of Glen Eira, chairing several important committees including Local Laws, retiring from Council in 2016.
By working in family and divorce law, one deals with real problems and issues that directly affect families.
I seek to provide the very best representation possible.
Family and divorce law is a highly specialised and complex area.
I have found that many clients have sought advice from sources such as friends, associates and lawyers not experienced in family law.