Michael Walsh


Year of Call: 2006

“Tenacious advocate, user-friendly and a real asset to any team.”

Legal 500
Portrait of Michael Walsh

Practice Overview

“Very smart, commercial and pragmatic. His advocacy is incredibly impressive, often outshining KCs. A real pleasure to work with.” Legal 500 2024.

Michael is a highly sought after senior junior specialising in property, commercial chancery, civil fraud and professional liability. Known for his extensive trial experience, strategic focus and excellent cross-examination, clients have told Legal 500: 'Michael is a phenomenal property lawyer who understands not only the academic intricacy of property law, but how it works and can be made to work in practice for his clients.'

Michael frequently appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, and Tribunals in connection with all areas of his practice.  Michael draws on his broad expert knowledge to advise clients on how to best achieve their strategic goals in complex cases and transactions. He receives regular instructions in commercial matters and projects involving property, company and partnership law, development finance, securities and planning.

In 2021 Michael was appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Members of the A panel deal with the most complex government cases in all courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court. They will often appear against King’s Counsel.  He has also advised many government departments on a range of real estate matters, such as overage agreements, lease break notices, and a large and complex arbitration in connection with government property. Michael’s appointment to the A Panel follows his five-year appointment to the B Panel between 2016 and 2021.

News & Events

  • News

    Case Highlights of 2023

    Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd and another (Respondents) v Wong and others [2022] UKPC 47 On 8 December 2022, the Privy Council handed... Read More

    News

    Chambers UK Bar 2024 - “exceptional across the board”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

  • Events

    ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes: The UK Commercial Property Litigation and Disputes Forum 2024

    Location: Central London
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    Events

    Online Pupillage Panel and CV Workshop: Jointly hosted by the Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR and TECBAR

    Location: Online
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Education & Qualifications

LLB (Hons), King’s College London

Appointments

Junior Counsel to the Crown – A Panel (2021)

Memberships

Property Bar Association (Committee Member) 

Chancery Bar Association 

Professional Negligence Bar Association

News & Events

  • News

    Case Highlights of 2023

    Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd and another (Respondents) v Wong and others [2022] UKPC 47 On 8 December 2022, the Privy Council handed... Read More

    News

    Chambers UK Bar 2024 - “exceptional across the board”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

  • Events

    Online Pupillage Panel and CV Workshop: Jointly hosted by the Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR and TECBAR

    Location: Online Read More

    Events

    Serle Court 6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference 2023

    Location: New York City Read More