Michael Sparkes > DaySparkes > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial Litigation
Banking Litigation
Civil Fraud
International Arbitration
Professional Negligence




Michael is a Director and co-founder of DaySparkes. Michael heads up the firm’s Banking Litigation, and Professional Negligence groups and specialises in complex banking and finance litigation, professional negligence claims and property and construction disputes.  Michael advises on a broad range of matters, including complex claims against major international banks, including claims for miss-selling, negligent investment advice and breach of mandate. In addition, he has handled a wide variety of property and construction disputes ranging from adjudication proceedings to complex disputes against builders, architects and quantity surveyors in the Technology & Construction Court. Outside his legal career, Michael also spent over five years running his own successful property development business and his advice is always informed by his technical and practical knowledge of the property and construction markets and wider commercial experience. Michael read law at Southampton University before completing his LPC at the College of Law, Guildford. He is a “recommended lawyer” for Banking Litigation and Commercial Litigation in the Legal 500.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

DaySparkes is ‘a class outfit that comprises super lawyers with great experience‘. Commercial litigation and dispute resolution head John Day‘s  work frequently has an international dimension, with increasing amounts of trust, fraud, insolvency and international arbitration work. Michael Sparkes recently handled several complex disputes against international banks.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

DaySparkes is a specialist litigation boutique firm, where named partners Michael Sparkes and John Day ‘actually handle clients’ cases, rather than delegating them to inexperienced trainees and associates‘. Sparkes heads the banking litigation department, and has handled a number of complex disputes against major international banks. Day specialises in commercial fraud disputes. Gopi Binning is a dispute resolution lawyer within the firm who has extensive experience of advising on freezing orders and other forms of interim relief.