Michael was called to the Bar in 2005 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019. He has a wide practice, specialising in the areas of revenue law, commercial law, Corporations law and public law.
Michael acts for a diverse range of corporate, private and government clients. He frequently appears both for and against the Commonwealth and its regulatory agencies, including the Commissioner of Taxation, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
Michael regularly appears in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the High Court of Australia, together with other State and Territory Supreme Courts. Michael has appeared in a large number of significant constitutional and revenue cases in the High Court of Australia and the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia.
Michael graduated from the Australian National University in 2000 with a University Medal in Law and the Supreme Court Judges’ Prize. He has a Masters in Law and a Masters in Taxation from Sydney University. Prior to coming to the Bar he was a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison.