Michael Armitage

Michael undertakes a broad range of public law and judicial review work,often with a commercial/EU law focus. His public law cases often involve human rights issues.

Michael also regularly provides advice, drafting and representation in the field of public procurement, and has a detailed understanding of the various EU directives and UK regulations in this area. Notable instructions include:

  • Appearing as sole counsel for a domestic abuse charity in a 'suspension' hearing in the High Court;
  • Acting for two central government departments in connection with a long-running damages claim arising from a terminated procurement for search and rescue helicopters.

Practice areas


  • Everard ver Heyden Foundation Prize for performance on the BPTC
  • Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School (2010 - 2011), Outstanding (5th in year)
  • Diploma in Law from City University, London (2009-2010), Distinction


  • Bar European Group


  • Case Analysis Panel
  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel


  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City University (Distinction)
  • BA (Hons), Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford) (1st Class)

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