Michael is the author of McPherson's Law of Company Liquidation, the co-author of Australian Bankruptcy Law and Practice, the joint editor of Australian
Bankruptcy Cases (New Series) and the author of the sub-title, 'Compulsory Bankruptcy' in Laws of Australia. He has published journal articles in Australia
and overseas on a range of topics including Insolvency, Arbitration, Intellectual Property, Equity, Professional Negligence, Trade Practices and Remedies.
Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has for some years lectured on commercial legal topics at the Leo Cussen Institute and the University of Melbourne. He is a Senior Fellow and the subject co-ordinator for Insolvency Law in the JD program at Melbourne Law School. He is a Member, of the Anglican Church Professional Standards Review Board (Victoria), a Member of the UMSU and GSA Electoral Tribunals, a Member of the ASIC Insolvency Practitioner Disciplinary Committee - Minister's Pool and a Member, AFSA Trustee Registration Committee. Before joining the Bar Michael was a Senior Associate at Blake Dawson Waldron practising in Commercial Litigation including Banking and Insolvency.
From 1st July 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.