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XXIV Old Buildings
London WC2A 3UP, UK
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Michael has almost 40 years of experience as a Chancery barrister. He has particular expertise in trust related disputes (often involving estates and probate) and partnership issues.
Since becoming an accredited mediator, he has been involved in excess of 130 mediations within his specialist areas of expertise. He is recommended as a mediator by Chambers & Partners as well as Legal 500 and has received independent recommendations from the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) to act as a mediator.
Areas of experience
- Accredited Mediator
- Christ College, Cambridge
Michael is recommended as a mediator by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. He is said to be:"extremely effective when some of the parties need their heads banging together." Sources also say: "Michael is charming and empathetic and very much prepared to raise difficult points with the parties in an attempt to achieve a settlement. He has seen it all before; his judgement and instincts are second to none in handling people and their expectations." One solicitor commented that: "I highly recommend him as a mediator - probably the best mediator that I've come across."
Michael is also recommended in Chambers & Partners 2014 for commercial and traditional Chancery, charities and partnership . He is said to be:"incisive and capable of leading clients through a maze of difficult legal concepts" as well as "charming and wise. He's forceful when he has to be." "Michael is charming and empathetic and very much prepared to raise difficult points...He has seen it all before; his judgement and instincts are second to none in handling people and their expectations." Solicitors praise him as he: "provides sound knowledge of the law, is user-friendly and has the ability to explain things objectively."
Legal 500 2013 recommends him for charities and partnership as well as private client (trusts and probate) and as a mediator . He is praised as a "calm, approachable and methodical" as well as a "real fighter in court" and a "breath of fresh air whose expertise comes with a sense of humour and perspective". The directory refers to him as a barrister whose "technical ability is complemented by his pragmatism and affability".
Chambers Global 2013 recommends him for Dispute Resolution - Commercial Chancery. "Easy and approachable, and just a joy to instruct", he is said to be "a great favourite of private client solicitors".
He is also recommended in the Citywealth Leaders List 2013 as a Prominent Trusts Barrister where it is said that he "exudes experience and wisdom...very, very sharp".
VAT number: 233758648
Registered name: Michael Richard King