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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 unled, with particular expertise and experience in cross-examination.  This work is balanced by being led in larger trials and a busy advisory practice.  In addition, Michael has also acquired niche experience in financial services, and energy and utilities regulation, having worked for the former FSA, FCA, Ofgem and Ofwat.

Michael is currently instructed in a high value claim against a bank for selling shares of interest rate swaps on the basis of alleged misrepresentations, breaches of duties of good faith, and duress, and in an international claim involving the supply of bandwidth by a fleet of satellites.  He was engaged by the claimants/appellants (at the permission stage, before the Court of Appeal) in the highly publicised Clutterbuck v. Al Amoudi [2014] EWHC 383 (Ch) proceedings, concerning fraudulent misrepresentation, and breach of trust, arising from an alleged joint venture agreement for property development.

Other notable cases in which Michael has acted include Landmark Investments Ltd v. Dome Cleaning Services Ltd. [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 Itsalat International Company Ltd v. Allied TC Plc [2009] EWHC 1265(CH).