Michael has 35 years experience as a family lawyer, although for many years he also advised on commercial and employment issues. He specialises in primarily in complex financial disputes, cases involving overseas jurisdictions, contact and residence disputes and a growing number of problems arising from cohabitation. Increasingly now he is also advising on pre and postnuptial agreements. He is also a trained collaborative lawyer.
Michael has been recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, UK:
'Michael Drake "has considerable experience and sound judgement." When matters become contentious, "he is able to pour oil on troubled waters with his friendly and thoughtful approach." '
'Michael Drake is highlighted for his constructive and sympathetic attitude.'
'He leaves no stone unturned and cuts right to the heart of a case... and is "Non-judgemental and extremely straightforward."'
'Michael Drake commands wide respect as a "straightforward, calm and very bright lawyer who avoids litigation if possible."'
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