- School of Law Lecturer in Law School of Law Summer Progression Board
- School of Law
- BA (Oxon) LLM (London)
- Senate House
- Email address
- Telephone number
- +44 (0)207 074 5074
- Support hours
Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00 noon (online)
Thursdays 12:00 (noon) - 1:00pm (in person)
Michael's experience as a lawyer, mediator and Public Interest lobbyist inform his role as convenor of ADR courses and tutor in Public Law at SOAS. After graduating with a degree in English Literature from Oxford he worked for a Devon Publisher and Chair of Exeter Film Workshop before qualifying as a teacher at the Institute of Education and working in schools, colleges, and universities in the UK. In 1988 he visited Ecuador and worked for the British Council in Quito while learning Spanish and doing voluntary research on human rights.
After qualifying as a Barrister in 1992 he worked as supervisory solicitor for Gateshead Law Centre before being appointed as Parliamentary Officer for British Quakers. In this role he campaigned for Freedom of Information legislation and worked with MPs and civil servants to introduce legislation to enable same sex partners to marry in Quaker Meeting Houses and to provide for a statutory right of discharge for under 18 year olds in the UK Armed Forces. Michael has also worked on asylum rights as a trustee of Refugee Council and chair of Asylum Rights Campaign.
Michael has also trained as a civil, family and community mediator and combine this work with my teaching at SOAS.
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Public Law, Law and Literature