Michael Cushing > Appleby > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation; banking litigation; commercial dispute resolution; employment and immigration; insolvency litigation; regulatory advice; fraud and asset tracing; insolvency and restructuring, trust dispute).


Michael Cushing is a Partner in Appleby’s Jersey office and leads the Dispute Resolution team. He is a Jersey Advocate and an English Solicitor and specialises in complex commercial and corporate litigation.  Michael advises on a wide range of disputes, in particular trust, insurance-related and matters arising from the sale and purchase of businesses. He has considerable experience of acting for trustees in applications before the Royal Court for directions and his practice includes regulatory investigations, contentious insolvency, corporate restructuring, and asset recovery.  He is frequently instructed in contentious matters by leading offshore fiduciary services firms and banks.  Michael also regularly receives instructions from international law firms to advise on matters of Jersey law.

Some recent examples of work include advising: A major bank on the Court aspects of a US$7 billion transfer scheme of its banking and investment business to a branch of the UK plc
acting for a corporate trustee in the defence of a multimillion-pound claim relating to alleged mismanagement of underlying trust investments; a major bank in the defence of breach of mandate proceedings.


Michael joined Appleby in 2005, becoming a partner in 2008. Prior to that he was a partner in the London office of the international law firm Dechert LLP, where he specialised in commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and anti-trust litigation.


Law Society of England and Wales (non-practising); Jersey Law Society.


University of Sheffield; College of Law, Chester.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

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Michael CushingAppleby

Owing to Appleby’s considerable global footprint, its Jersey team regularly receives big-ticket instructions from global financial institutions, including recent court-approved multibillion-pound restructuring mandates. The practice, which includes highly-praised advocates Michael Cushing and Fraser Robertson, also acts on trust and fiduciary disputes, professional negligence claims and contentious insolvency. Newly-promoted partner Jared Dann is also recommended for his expertise in contentious trust, fraud and asset tracing matters.