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 has an extensive wills & trusts practice, and regularly advises on the construction of wills, challenges to the validity of wills, claims in respect of mutual wills, applications to remove or replace personal representatives, applications for directions in the administration of estates, breach of trust claims (particularly in respect of but not limited to estates), proprietary estoppel and constructive trust claims and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

Michael is able to draw upon his experience as a senior associate teacher of trusts at the University of Bristol (which continues) and is able to advise upon the tax aspects of wills, trusts and estates having previously practiced as specialist tax solicitor and chartered tax adviser.


  • 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.