Michael Elders is a Second Six Pupil with experience in Fast Track and Small Claims Trials as well as interim applications. He is currently accepting instructions for courtroom advocacy as well as drafting work.

Michael is undertaking a pupillage in personal injury and clinical negligence under the supervision of Stefanie Cochrane.

Michael started his second six in April 2024 and will gladly accept instructions for trials, interim hearings, and drafting work. He has experience of Fast Track and Small Claims Trials, as well as interim applications. Michael will accept instructions for both Claimants and Defendants.

In his first six, Michael observed a variety of hearings, trials, inquests, and mediations at all levels of complexity. He has also been able to draft documents and join conferences for both Claimants and Defendants. He has seen cases including RTAs, workplace accidents, the Occupier’s Liability Acts, and cases involving injuries caused by animals. Michael has gathered experience of inquests relating to both personal injury and regulatory matters.

Prior to starting pupillage, Michael worked as an advocate in the in-house advocacy team of a nationwide specialist personal injury firm. In this role, he appeared in the County Court on a wide variety of interim applications, CMCs, settlement approval hearings, and pre-action applications.



  • Middle Temple Quatercentenary Scholarship

  • BPP University Scholarship

  • LSE100 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement


  • Barrister Training Course (BPP Holborn) Outstanding

  • Bachelor of Laws (London School of Economics)


  • Northern Circuit

  • Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Personal Information

Outside of his professional life, Michael has played both codes of rugby since he started primary school and enjoys playing chess online and in person when he can find a board and an opponent.

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