Michael Wilkinson > Chambers of Richard Chapman QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman QC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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Work Department

Commercial and chancery law.


Commercial and chancery law, including: real property, landlord and tenant, contract, company, trusts, partnership, insolvency, wills, professional negligence, banking, sale of goods. Michael joined 18 St John Street having successfully completed pupillage here under the supervision of Elisabeth Tythcott (1989 call). During pupillage Michael had a broad exposure to a range of high-value and complex chancery and commercial matters. As a member of the chancery and commercial department, Michael has developed an advisory and court-based practice predominantly in property, landlord and tenant, bankruptcy and insolvency (both personal and corporate), company and partnership, probate and trusts (including TLATA work and ancillary relief), contract (consumer and commercial), sale of goods and consumer credit matters. He is also a member of the regulatory department and, having taught and studied JR and EU law to a high level, he is well placed to advise on related regulatory matters. Before joining Chambers, he worked in various fields, notably for a European and a domestic politician and later at King’s College, London, where he taught public law and judicial review. He speaks French and Spanish and has a good grounding in European and commercial law generally. Michael delivers CPD accredited seminars on a wide range of topics ranging from business tenancies to personal insolvency law.


Called 2006; Inner Temple.


French, Spanish.


Chancery Bar Association.


University of Durham (University College); University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium; Law School, London (BBP). Qualifications: LLB (Dunelm); LLM (Coleurop). Scholarships and prizes: Swiss Confederation Foreign Scholar Award; UK Government Full Scholarship for Masters Programme Overseas; Inner Temple Exhibition Award and Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship; Inner Temple Maakhad International Trade Law Mooting Competition, First Prize.