Michael Coley’s practice covers a range of areas in commercial, consumer, and regulatory law. His particular sector expertise includes aviation, financial services, online gambling and gaming, and life sciences. He is equally at home in criminal and civil matters, and in addition to being an experienced trial and appellate advocate, he maintains a substantial advisory practice. He has appeared un-led in a number of complex cases including in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, and the Central Criminal Court, and has particular experience in cases involving technical expert evidence, novel products or technologies, and businesses with cross-jurisdictional operations.
Before starting in practice at the Bar, Michael worked at the Court of Appeal, where he served as Judicial Assistant to the then-Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge. During his time at the Court of Appeal, Michael was seconded to the Leveson Inquiry, where his work dealt with competition law and merger control in the media sector.
In addition to his practice, Michael regularly writes and speaks on the law in his specialist areas. He has been published in various periodicals, and is a contributor to Trading Standards: Law and Practice, Miller: Product Liability and Safety, and The Encyclopedia of Financial Services Law.
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