Department: Commercial Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Michael Slater, KBL Solicitors

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” Legal 500, 2020

“Michael Slater has a ‘contagious enthusiasm for work, is tactically good, and displays a good commercial understanding of the needs of the client’.” Legal 500 2018


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.