Michael is an intellectual property law specialist with significant experience in confidentiality and trade secret cases.

In particular he was the lead partner in the following two heavyweight trade secret trials in the High Court:

  • Cray Valley v Deltech (which involved secret paint resin formulations)

  • The reported case of EPI v Symphony Plastics (which involved a formula for degradable plastics). This case went on appeal to the Court of Appeal, where Michael was acting for the successful respondent.

More recently Michael led a team acting in an application to the High Court for an urgent interim injunction to protect trade secrets, which settled by the defendants giving undertakings to the court.

Michael has also delivered seminars on privacy and confidentiality law, in particular to patent and trade mark attorneys.