Michael Clarke

Year of Call: 2009

Inn: Lincoln's Inn

Solicitor: 2004

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Very bright and always comes up with practical solutions.”

Legal 500,  2020
Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery law

Michael regularly acts and advises in real estate matters including the disputed ownership of land, boundary disputes, adverse possession, easements and restrictive covenants. In addition Michael advises upon torts in relation to land, in particular trespass, nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher.

Recent work includes: 

  • Acting for clients in respect of disputed easements and restrictive covenants.
  • Successfully obtaining an order for rectification of a conveyance to exclude the operation of section 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925 and the Rule in Wheeldon v Burrows.
  • Appearing in a three-day trial in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and successfully defending an application for the replacement of a manager and reduction in service charges.
  • Acting for claimants and defendants in respect of claims brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.


  • 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.