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Max joined 42BR following the successful completion of his pupillage in October 2023. He is developing a broad practice across all of chambers’ main areas of expertise.

Max read Law at the University of Cambridge and completed the BPTC at City, University of London, before being called to the Bar in 2021. During his studies, Max volunteered at Advocate and Liberty and represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal with the Free Representation Unit. After graduating, he amassed a broad range of litigation experience, working for a leading international law firm and two boutique litigation specialists.

Outside work, Max enjoys watching and playing sport. He is particularly keen on rugby, having been awarded a Cambridge Blue for competing in the 2014 and 2015 Varsity Matches. These days, he finds he is less injury prone watching from the sidelines.

Family Law

Max accepts instructions across the full spectrum of family law, including public children law, private children law and financial remedies. He also regularly appears in applications for protective orders under the Family Law Act. Recent matters include:

  • Representing an estranged father at a contested Final Hearing and successfully obtaining a favourable contact order
  • Representing a mother being released from prison and successfully obtaining an interim contact order 
  • Securing final Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders for vulnerable clients

Employment Law

Max acts for employees and employers across all areas of employment law, with particular expertise in claims under the Equality Act. Max regularly advises on each step of the litigation, including the merits of settlement. He also has experience drafting pleadings and case management documents in preparation for preliminary hearings.

Recent matters include:

  • Representing a large employer and drafting a List of Issues for a Preliminary Hearing in a claim for unfair dismissal and indirect discrimination on the grounds of disability
  • Representing a Claimant in a claim for direct discrimination on the grounds of sexuality and whistleblowing against a major airline
  • Full conduct of defending an unfair dismissal claim against a large employer, including negotiating the withdrawal of discrimination and whistleblowing claims at a Preliminary Hearing; 3-day trial listed for January 2024

Business & Property Law

Max has represented, advised and drafted pleadings for both Claimants and Defendants in a wide variety of general contractual disputes. This applies to both business-to-business and business-to-consumer disputes. Max has extensive experience in this area, having worked for leading boutique commercial litigation firms, CANDEY and Signature Litigation, prior to coming to the Bar.

Recent matters include:

  • Successfully representing the Claimant at trial in a claim for unjust enrichment against a former business partner
  • Advising a major shipping company on the merits of a claim against a bank in relation to APP fraud
  • Advising and representing a Claimant property management company in relation to a lease renewal dispute

Inquests

Max has a developing practice in Inquests. In November 2023, Max was led by Richard Furniss as junior counsel to the Inquest for Senior Coroner, Sarah Ormond-Walshe, in the 11 day Inquest into the death of Sergeant Matt Ratana. The Inquest was widely report in the media.

Personal Injury

Max regularly represents Claimants and Defendants in personal injury matters, particularly road traffic accident trials, including those involving credit hire. He has also appeared in Stage 3 hearings, infant settlement approval hearings and contested applications. 

Max is regularly instructed to provide advice on merits and quantum and has drafted numerous sets of pleadings in personal injury matters.

Housing Law

Max regularly represents tenants and landlords in all aspects of housing law, including possession, disrepair, homelessness, statutory nuisance and anti-social behaviour injunctions. Max is particularly adept at dealing with Equality Act issues that arise in housing cases as he is regularly exposed to these issues in both his housing and employment practice. Max also regularly advises parties on liability and quantum in disrepair cases.

Areas of Expertise

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Education

  • University of Cambridge (Emmanuel), BA Law              
  • City, University of London, Bar Professional Training Course

Scholarships and Awards:

  • Gray’s Inn William Shaw Scholarship
  • Gray’s Inn Residential Scholarship
  • Emmanuel College Exhibition Award

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