Michael deals with the full range of commercial litigation matters including niche areas such as maritime law. He has a broad experience of all levels of the civil courts in Northern Ireland. He is also qualified to practice in England and Wales.

Michael’s particular area of expertise is contentious intellectual property and information law to include disputes involving trademarks, design right patents, copyright, branding, passing off, social media, internet/domain name disputes (“cybersquatting”), defamation, data protection disputes and complaints to the ICO and freedom of information requests.

He received a Postgraduate Diploma in Commercial Intellectual Property Law (Dip CIP) from Nottingham Trent University in 2009 and in December 2015 Michael was awarded a Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection from PDP.

Michael is qualified in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He has an in depth experience of mediation and other dispute resolution techniques.

He regularly delivers presentations and seminars on intellectual property and publishes articles on areas of current interest. Over the last couple of years he has lectured at the Institute for Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University of Belfast.

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  • Michael King is an expert in IP disputes, regularly resolving issues through litigation or mediation. Clients note, “Michael King is a savvy and knowledgeable solicitor. He is approachable and easy to deal with.” “Contentious specialist Michael King shows impressive ability to quickly get up to speed on the intricacies of a client’s business.”

  • Michael King, who leads the team, has extensive experience of both personal injury and medical negligence claims. “Michael King has a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and he brings that experience to personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. A highly intelligent and tactically adept individual who is more often than not one step ahead of the other side.”

  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin defends insurers, retailers and public bodies against personal injury claims. The Personal Injury team are praised by clients as “a dynamic team which mixes a wealth of talent, intelligence and experience with a bunch of upcoming enthusiastic and determined lawyers.”