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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Our clients tell it best.

  • ‘Very well run, professional and dedicated’ defendant insurance practice with a solid track record in handling employers’ and public liability disputes – Michael King leads the team

  • “Contentious specialist Michael King shows impressive ability to quickly get up to speed on the intricacies of a client’s business” The Legal 500 (2013) Northern Ireland – TMT (technology, media and telecommunications)

  • “Recommended” The Legal 500 (2014) Northern Ireland – TMT (technology, media and telecommunications)