Michael began professional life as a barrister, practising in general common law and criminal advocacy as well as teaching and lecturing in law. He also taught English language, the English legal system and business English for lawyers while living for a spell in Spain. On returning to practise in the UK, he developed a specialism in contract and planning law.
As a writing trainer, he uses both his courtroom skills and teaching background to create a relaxed and engaging training atmosphere for clients in legal and other sectors. His Emphasis clients benefit from his infectious enthusiasm for teaching as well as for legal precision.
Michael’s first degree was from Cambridge in English, and he is fluent in Spanish.