Michael Elders

Year of Call:
Practice areas
  • Personal Injury

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

In his first six, Michael has 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, occupier liability cases, 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. Michael will start his second six in April 2024 and will gladly accept instructions for both drafting work and to return to being on his feet in court.

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

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

  • Barrister Training Course (BPP Holborn) Distinction
  • Bachelor of Laws (London School of Economics)
  • Middle Temple Quatercentenary Scholarship
  • BPP University Career Commitment Scholarship

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