Michael joined Westkin in December 2017, having practised immigration law since 2005.
Michael read Law at Birkbeck, graduating in 2012 with first class honours. Michael is regulated by OISC at level 3 and he has held accreditation under the SRA Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme since 2006.
With many years’ experience in immigration law, Michael has assisted clients in every category of application, including the Points Based System, EEA applications, complex family-based applications, human rights-based applications, asylum claims, detention and bail, and challenges to deportation. Michael has fast developed expertise in applications made under the new Innovator and Start-Up visa categories.
Michael is widely recognised for his sensitive, compassionate and understanding attitude, always gaining the confidence of clients, along with his pragmatic and fearless approach to achieving the best results. Michael is also renowned for having the highest level of discretion and professionalism, having assisted many high-profile clients throughout his career.
Michael handles advocacy in the First Tier and Upper Tribunal, and is responsible for all internal legal training at Westkin. Separate to this, Michael works closely with many prominent human rights organisations and special interest groups in the UK and has given numerous talks and presentations on developments in immigration and asylum law over the past 10 years.
Michael has represented personal and business clients who work and operate across all sectors. With this wide-ranging knowledge of various sectors, clients have the benefit of a full range experience. In addition Michael has built up a specific client base in the Deep Innovation Sector, covering issues surrounding major and fundamental innovations on a human and global futures scale & disruptive tech.
Michael lives in London. Outside of work he pursues a range of interests relating to music, film and art, and he enjoys cooking for friends and family.