Michael has worked exclusively in the area of Family Law since 2009. Michael has in that time developed a substantial experience in all aspects of family law. Michael has significant experience in parenting matters, including in high conflict cases, and Michael has been involved in numerous international family law matters relating to international child relocation issues. One of Michael’s passions is property matters of high net worth, which often include complex corporate and trust structures and in which Michael is able to use his investigative and analytical skills. Michael is meticulous in his work and has a high attention to detail. Michael routinely works with the leading experts and Senior Counsel in Sydney.
Michael is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and was a member of the Organising Committee for the 16th National Family Law Conference held in Sydney in October 2014.
Michael recognises the stressful situation clients often find themselves in with regard to family law matters. His ability to communicate with and provide advice to clients in an understanding and empathic manner is an important aspect of the way in which he supports his clients. Michael’s skill in this area is strengthened by his experience as a volunteer counsellor dealing with clients in stressful and often crisis times.
Michael undertook his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology in Sydney. Michael successfully attained specialist accreditation in Family Law from the Law Society of New South Wales in 2015.
Michael was appointed a Partner of Watts McCray in 2016.