Michael Walker has a busy civil practice and regularly accepts instructions in general civil law matters but he has particular experience in property, commercial, professional negligence and personal injury.
Prior to joining Chambers Michael worked in the professional disciplinary department of a top London Solicitors firm. He also spent six months working in The Hague at the Special Court for Sierra Leone working on the trial of Charles Taylor, the ex-Liberian president, who was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Michael has been an active supporter of pro-bono work and volunteered at the Fulham Legal Advice Centre for a number of years.Property, Landlord & Tenant
Michael deals with a wide range of property disputes. He regularly acts in Landlord and Tenant matters including service charge disputes, enfranchisement and dilapidation claims. He regularly appears before the county court and First Tier Tribunal. Michael also has experience of prosecutions under the Landlord and Tenant Act before the criminal courts.
Michael regularly acts for landlords and tenants in residential possession proceedings and has experience of possession proceedings involving social housing and the impact of the Human Rights Act. He has particular specialism in dealing with cases of anti-social behaviour dealing with injunctions possession hearings and committal proceedings. Michael also regularly deals and has experience of succession cases for local authorities.
Michael regularly acts for parties in TOLATA proceedings.
- Golding v Martin (2019) EWCA Civ 446 - Second appeal concerning the meaning of success in a forfeiture set aside case
Michael deals with breach of contract claims. In particular, Michael has experience in preparing and defending claims relating to the recruitment industry
Prior to coming to the Bar, Michael was employed as a tribunal representative for a London based legal charity. Michael dealt with and continues to undertake work in all areas of employment law including discrimination.
Michael has experience acting for both Claimants and Respondents in both the Tribunal and the Courts.
- Successfully acting for a local authority in discrimination and constructive dismissal proceedings;
- Acting for a CEO in a claim relating to deduction of a discretionary bonus, constructive dismissal and sex discrimination;
- Dealing with various Claims involving pregnancy related discrimination;
- Successfully acting for a claimant in a sexual harassment claim; and
- Successfully dealing with claims for numerous claimants who were not being paid the national minimum wage by their employer.
Michael has a busy Personal Injury practice and regularly acts for both Claimants and Defendants and deals with a wide range of Personal Injury cases both on the fast and multi–track. Michael regularly drafts advice and pleadings in all personal injury matters and is praised for his clear and concise drafting.
Michael is frequently instructed in professional negligence cases involving various disciplines, principally concerning estate agents, builders and accountants.
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Join us at the Bar Council Pupillage Fair on 16th October - Oct 2021
1COR Abseil the i360 for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity - Jul 2021
1COR Abseil the i360 for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity - Dec 2020
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Cheering 1COR on in the Metro Bank Professionals Pool League Finals - Nov 2019
1COR are back at Brighton Metro Bank Professionals Pool League - Sep 2019
1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup featured in The Argus - Aug 2019
1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup is here! - Jul 2019
1COR looking forward to Thames Valley Family Lawyers Society Annual Dinner - Jul 2019
Momentous game at the Brighton Metro Bank Pool League! - Jun 2019
1COR sponsor and drive in Surrey Law Society Go-Karting Event – what a result! - May 2019
1COR getting ready to rack the balls for tonight’s Brighton Metro Bank Professionals Pool League - May 2019
Cheer on 1COR at the Brighton Metro Bank Pool League - Jan 2019
Michael Walker secures custodial sentence for Anti-Social Behaviour injunction Breaches - Oct 2018
Tim Bergin, Michael Walker and Kate Richmond swimming in the Lions Swimarathon 2018 - Mar 2018
Brighton Triathlon & London to Brighton Bike Ride - Sep 2017
London and Brighton Members and clerks take part in the London to Brighton Bike ride - May 2014