Michelle joined JHA as a partner in 2017. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, and she has particular expertise in securities and insolvency related disputes. Her clients include financial institutions, governments, corporations, investment groups and private clients.
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 1991
Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 1991
University of Otago, New Zealand – LLB, (First Class Honours)
Michelle is recognised in leading legal directories. Chambers UK 2019 says she is “known for handling securities and insolvency disputes on behalf of a range of clients including banks, private clients, governments and investment groups” and describes her as “highly experienced, bright and capable.” Previous editions mention her “well-respected banking litigation practice” and “very good understanding of the market, of financial structures and is excellent at dealing with clients”.
Legal 500 UK has recognised Michelle for her Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency and Banking Litigation and Commercial Litigation. The guide has praised her “great tactical judgement” and called her “extremely knowledgeable” (2016).