Described as ‘tenacious’, ‘approachable’ and providing ‘first-class legal analysis’, Michael Fealy is a leading silk who practises across the broad range of commercial law, litigation and international commercial arbitration.
His approach combines deeply-grounded technical expertise with calm and clear communication, and a down-to-earth style. He is regularly praised for his ability to cut through complexity, his fearlessness in court, and his willingness to work closely as part of a team with clients and solicitors to achieve successful outcomes.
His client base includes listed companies, owner-managed enterprises, energy businesses and government agencies, based in the UK and overseas. Michael has experience in numerous international commercial arbitrations governed by a variety of rules, in FSA disciplinary proceedings and in expert determinations.
Called to the Bar in 1997, he became a QC in 2014. He is also a member of the Irish Bar (1995).
What the Directories Say
Michael is regularly recommended by the UK’s leading legal directories for both his legal expertise and his approachable attitude.
"Has a natural feel for the issues in a case and is quite down-to-earth." "He's very approachable and authoritative in the way he explains things."
Chambers UK 2019
‘Calm and unflappable; his submissions are measured, realistic and persuasive.’
Legal 500 2019
"Utterly tenacious and a joy to work with, particularly on cross-border disputes." "The points he makes are very good, and he gets judges on side."
Chambers UK 2018
"Extremely diligent, he offers first-class legal analysis."
Chambers UK 2017
“Clients simply love Michael. A smooth and forceful advocate, who is brilliantly clever and a great team player". "Extremely diligent and someone with first-class legal analysis".
Chambers UK 2016
"An iron fist in a silk glove when in court." "He's fantastic at seeing the wood for the trees and being able to navigate all of the complexities in a case. He makes matters simple so that both the client and judge understand his position."
Chambers UK 2015
"Very hard-working, very thorough and very clever."
Chambers UK 2015
Areas of Expertise - Some Highlights
The cases below reflect some of the more important matters that Michael has handled, across a variety of practice areas.