Department: Commercial Litigation / Dispute Resolution

KBL Solicitors Bolton

01204 527777

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Michael heads up KBL’s Commercial Litigation/Dispute Resolution team. He is an experienced commercial litigator with unrivalled expertise in the professional negligence arena.

Michael advises on all aspects of complex commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on the banking and financial services industry. Other specialisms include: partnership / shareholder / contractual disputes, insolvency, property litigation, contracts, and debt recovery.

With over 20 years PQE, Michael has a reputation for combining his technically excellent advice with a pragmatic and commercial approach in this highly specialised area of law.

“Michael is tactically astute” “Commercially orientated and a client focused service” The Legal 500, 2020

“The partner in charge of my case Michael Slater was both approachable, available and very professional” The Legal 500, 2022


Trained Denton Wilde Sapte; qualified 1995; Associate KBL 2001; Partner 2003

My 'claim to fame' / something no-one knows about me (until now):

First person to have an appeal in the Court of Appeal after the introduction of the Woolf Reforms.

Most likely to say:

There are many and all, I am afraid, 'cheesy', such as “apple pie order”, “at the end of the day”, “when push comes to shove” and some others not so mentionable!

I'm a big supporter of:

Live music generally - I play and raise money for charity whenever possible.