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Tel:
Work 0207 242 8018
Fax:
Fax 0207 611 0015
Email:
Web:
www.daysparkes.com

Michael Sparkes

Tel:
Work 020 7242 8018
Email:
Web:
daysparkes.com/core-team/michael-sparkes/
DaySparkes

Work Department

Commercial Litigation
Banking Litigation
Civil Fraud
International Arbitration
Professional Negligence

Position

Director

Career

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.


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

The 'excellent boutique' litigation practice DaySparkes is a conflict-free law firm that acts for a range of companies, hedge funds and high-net-worth individuals and is 'able to take on interesting and complex financial disputes'. Examples of recent work include acting for class X note holders in their claims against the issuer, note trustee and cash manager of commercial mortgage-backed securities for the recovery of significant underpayments of class X interest. Michael Sparkes specialises in banking and finance litigation and complex fraud claims; and John Day has substantial experience of obtaining and defending injunctions and other forms of interim relief, including freezing orders, search and seizure orders, and anti-suit relief. Sparkes and Day are 'really switched on when it comes to financial disputes and offer an admirable pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to claims'.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DaySparkes' 'offers highly effective partner-led non-conflicted litigation to individuals and corporates'. The team recently represented the defendant in major fraud and related freezing injunction proceedings that were brought by a prominent Bahraini businessman for the recovery of monies invested in a failed luxury London property development. John Day is 'highly experienced and utterly unflappable', and Michael Sparkes is 'very bright and capable'.

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