Public Hearings begin in The Infected Blood Inquiry - May 2019
Employment & Equality
Building on his previous experience as a solicitor in commercial litigation, Michael has developed a busy independent practice in general contractual disputes. He regularly advises and appears in court in both trials and interlocutory matters on behalf of both claimants and defendants in this field.
Michael acts in a variety of disputes relating to contractual terms, including the application of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977; the Sale of Goods Act 1979; and allegations of defective performance, among others. Michael has particular experience of advising in technical claims involving allegations of defective performance of machinery in different contexts.
- Defending a farming contractor against allegations of defective installation of a field drainage system, allegedly resulting in loss of crop profits to the farmer claimant.
- Defending a supplier of agricultural vehicles against an allegation of a failure to provide vehicles of satisfactory quality.
- Defending a storage company against allegations of negligent performance of storage services, which was alleged to have resulted in mould damage to valuable artwork.
- Pursuing a debt claim against a water company for payment for the installation of reservoir equipment, and defending a counter-claim for alleged defective installation.
Six members of chambers participate in Inner Temple outreach events - Apr 2019
Infected Blood Inquiry announces innovative plans to allow individuals to give evidence anonymously - Jan 2019
Matthew Hill and Michael Deacon instructed as junior counsel to the Infected Blood Inquiry - Sep 2018
Robert Kellar and Michael Deacon overturn dishonesty finding against doctor in Court of Appeal - Sep 2018
Oliver Sanders QC and Michael Deacon in online data breach appeal - Jul 2018
1COR Annual Professional Discipline Seminar - Jun 2017
UK Human Rights Blog is pick of best legal bloggers by The Times - Feb 2017
Is Crowdfunding the New Way of Financing Judicial Reviews? - Nov 2016
Oliver Sanders and Michael Deacon in case about online data breach - Nov 2016
Michael Deacon acts for family in tragic construction site death - Oct 2015
Two New Members: Diarmuid Laffan and Michael Deacon - Sep 2015
We send a team to annual charity beach volleyball tournament organised by our Brighton Chambers - Jul 2015