Michael's practice covers specialist safety related regulatory regimes, particularly occupational health and safety, security and anti-terrorism, product safety, aviation safety, rail safety, construction safety, food safety, maritime safety, road safety and chain of responsibility.

His practice involves all aspects of crisis management and he responds to major incidents in the Asia Pacific region. Michael also proactively advises his clients on health, safety, product safety and security compliance issues on a global basis, including assisting in the development and implementation of global compliance systems.

Michael is a core member of the firm's resilience team. The team delivers solutions to clients with the aim of building organisational resilience.

Michael is the author of numerous books on health and safety law in Australia and New Zealand. His books are prescribed in Universities and often cited in academic literature and judgements and are standard references for safety and legal practitioners alike.

Michael is consistently ranked Band 1 in Chambers legal directory and is recognised by Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Doyle's Guide.