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Practice Summary

Michael Clark's practice covers a broad range of commercial litigation in all of chambers' key areas. He has extensive experience in advocacy, including conducting High Court trials and appearing in the Court of Appeal. This work is balanced by being led in larger trials and a busy advisory practice.  

In addition, Michael has also acquired extensive experience in the field of energy and utilities. He has advised and worked for Ofgem and Ofwat, and acted and advised in a number of contention and non-contentious matters involving the electricity and water industries. Michael is currently acting in one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2021, Castle Water Ltd v Thames Water Ltd, involving series of claims arising from the sale by Thames Water of its non-household retail division of water and sewerage services.

Michael also has niche experience in financial services regulation, having advised and worked on secondment for the former FSA and FCA.

Recently Michael has advised in acted in claims involving alleged frustrated commercial contracts resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Notable cases in which Michael has acted include O3B Africa Ltd v Interactive E-Solutions JLT [2018] EWHC 2072 (Comm); Clutterbuck v Al Amoudi [2014] EWHC 383 (Ch);  Landmark Investments Ltd v. Dome Cleaning Services Lt.[2015] EWHC 58 (QB); Seakom Ltd v. Knowledgepool Group Ltd [2014] EWCA 1164; [2013] EWHC 4007 (Ch), Nationwide Building Society v. Thompson [2013] EWHC 4515 (Ch), Eilon & Associates Ltd v. easyGroup IP Licensing Ltd [2011] EWHC 4094, Manoudakis v. easyGroup Holdings Ltd [2011] All ER (D) 171 (Oct), United States Securities & Exchange Commission v. Manterfield [2010] 1 W.L.R. 172, and ltsalat lntemational Company Ltd v. Allied TC Pie [2009] EWHC 1265(Ch).