Michael King of XXIV Old Buildings is a distinguished chancery barrister who mediates trust, probate and estate disputes. Clients appreciate his approach in achieving results, remarking: “He is calm, cool and collected. He always manages to get a settlement – he always seems to pull it out of the bag.”(Chambers & Partners High Net Worth 2022)
Chambers & Partners 2022 recommends Michael as a leading mediator, stating he is “very, very good,” and continues: “He has the technical knowledge and client-handling skills. His judgement is very, very good, and he is highly emotionally intelligent.”
The Legal 500 2021 recommends Michael as a leading mediator. He is recognised as ‘a brilliant mediator who will not allow parties to let matters drift; he is thoroughly effective in achieving a resolution’.
Previous editions of The Legal 500 describe him as ‘a very able advocate with a friendly approach’, ‘a trusts and probate expert‘ and a ‘truly an excellent barrister and an absolute pleasure to instruct‘.
Previous editions of Chambers & Partners have recommended Michael as a leading mediator: “He’s brilliant with clients who need a more gentle approach. He explained the process and made them feel comfortable.” and “extremely effective when some of the parties need their heads banging together‘. One client comments: ‘Michael is charming and empathetic and very much prepared to raise difficult points with the parties in an attempt to achieve a settlement. He has seen it all before; his judgement and instincts are second to none in handling people and their expectations‘.
Michael is consistently recommended in the Citywealth Leaders List as a Prominent Contentious Trusts Barrister.