Michael Clarke

Year of Call: 2009

Inn: Lincoln's Inn

Solicitor: 2004

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Michael has the ability to do chancery and tax together so it makes him an excellent resource. ‘He is a very down-to-earth and practical barrister.” “He talks straight and just gives you a focused view on what the practical answer is.’ “

Chambers UK,  2021

Michael is a commercial and chancery barrister specialising in:

  • Wills, trusts, probate and inheritance (including private client taxation and TOLATA)
  • Professional negligence in any of his areas of expertise including in relation to negligent tax advice
  • Commercial and contractual disputes

Before coming to the Bar, Michael served as helicopter aircrew in the Royal Air Force for 6 years and as a police officer for 10 years. He was a solicitor in the law firm Burges Salmon LLP where he practised between 2002 and 2009.

In appropriate cases Michael will undertake work via public access.


  • Senior Associate Teacher, University of Bristol, Law of Trusts
  • Junior Counsel to the Crown 2015 to 2020

Qualifications & awards:

  • University of Bristol – First Class (2001)

Additional information:

Michael’s interests include owning, riding and maintaining classic motorcycles.