Michael takes on cases in all areas of civil law.
Michael is regularly commended for his commercial approach to litigation to ensure that clients achieve the best possible outcome from the legal process.
Property: Michael deals with a wide range of property disputes. He regularly represents landlords and tenants in private possession proceedings and has experience dealing with disrepair, anti-social behaviour, rent arrears, boundary disputes, unlawful eviction, s.21 notices and deposit issues.
Michael also regularly accepts instructions on landlord and tenant matters relating to leasehold property including service charge disputes, enfranchisement and breach of covenant.
Employment: Michael has regularly acted for both Claimants and Respondents in a range of issue within the employment tribunal including Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment and Unpaid Wages. Michael has experience of dealing with these matters without a solicitor from his time as a tribunal representative at a Legal Advice Centre in London.
Professional Negligence: Michael is frequently instructed in professional negligence cases involving various disciplines, principally concerning estate agents, builders and accountants.
Contract: Michael regularly deals with all levels of contract matters however large or small. In particular, Michael deals with matters relating to debt recovery, building disputes and consumer contract disputes including credit cards and mortgages.
Michael has dealt successfully with numerous claims made for parking fines.
Child Support/Child Maintenance: Michael has experience of both Tribunal and Magistrates hearings involving Child Support and Child Maintenance. Michael has successfully challenged child support/maintenance calculations of self-employed and unemployed non-resident parents including cases involving the diversion of assets.
“The service provided by both Mr Walker and Barristerforme was absolutely second to none from start to finish. From the moment I met the lovely lady on reception (who makes a wonderful cup of tea I might add!) to the final eviction of what can only be described as a ‘nightmare tenant’, I felt completely reassured in Mr Walker’s knowledge and capabilities. No matter how many questions I had or how often I asked, Mr Walker was always there with a reassuring response. I’d like to hope I won’t be faced with the same scenario again, but if I were to be I’d be straight in touch with Mr Walker without a doubt!” (November 2017)