Michael Gleeson

Called 2004

Michael combines a practice in family financial provision (ancillary relief) and in civil common law with an emphasis on property related matters (trusts of land, Inheritance Act, Housing, Landlord & Tenant, Insolvency) and commercial disputes.

Prior to training as a barrister and mediator Michael had a career in business for some 14 years, founding and running two successful companies. Michael is also qualified Public Access barrister.

If you would like further information regarding Michael Gleeson’s practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Family financial provision

Michael has experience of all types of ancillary relief matters from those with significant assets (especially where the analysis of company or partnership accounts is required) to those cases of more modest assets where an understanding of the litigants’ entitlement to benefits and social housing is essential.


Michael has conducted a wide variety of mediations, including family and unmarried couples’ property disputes, recovery of professional fees, landlord and tenant claims, boundary disputes, school fees contracts, and business disputes. His previous commercial experience informs the pragmatic approach he takes to problem-solving and a high percentage of the mediations conducted by him result in successful settlement.

Property & contract disputes

Michael receives instructions in a broad range of property work including Trusts of Land (whether arising out of relationship breakdown or commercial disputes), Inheritance Act, Landlord & Tenant, Housing and personal insolvency.

Professional activities

Michael regularly lectures in his practice areas.

  • 1989 MA Modern & Medieval Languages, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge
  • 2003  Diploma in Law, BPP
  • 2005  Accreditation as Mediator, Regent’s College SPC
Professional memberships
  • Middle Temple
  • FLBA
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • French
  • Italian

Wine, Romance philology, Irish history, sleep