Michel is the former Head of Littleton Chambers, and has 40 years’ experience as a practising barrister in the field of general commercial, professional negligence and employment work. He is recognised in The Legal Directories as an expert in his field in Mediation, Commercial Litigation and Professional Negligence. He is an Accredited Mediator with CEDR and ADR Chambers, was appointed to the Hong Kong HKIAC Accredited Mediator Panel and as one of the first CIArb Mediation Fellows in 2008. He is a member of The Sports Resolution Panel, a PIM Senior Mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator. He initiated and was the first Chairman of the Bar Council ADR Committee holding the position for 9 years until retiring from the position in summer of 2008. He was a member of the working party which drafted the EU Code of Practice for Mediators, and gave expert opinion to JURI, the legal service committee of the European Parliament, prior to its adopting the European ADR Directive. He regularly conducts training sessions for barristers and solicitors to enable them to represent their clients more effectively in mediation. He carried out mediation training for the Hong Kong judiciary at the request of the Chief Justice, and on mediation advocacy for the Hong Kong Bar. Michel sits as a Recorder and a deputy High Court Judge in Queen’s Bench, Chancery and the TCC. He was counsel for the ADR Group in Halsey v Milton Keynes, and in Brown v Rice and Patel. He is on the Advisory Board of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates.