Michael Gleeson

Called 2004

Michael combines a practice in Financial Remedies (Matrimonial Finance / Schedule 1 Children Act 1989) and Trusts of Land (Tolata) disputes arising between cohabiting couples, family members and friends.

He regularly represents the interveners in Matrimonial Finance cases, and his Trust of Land matters often include Probate and Inheritance Act claims.

Michael represents clients in the Family and County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He also practises as a mediator in Property, Trusts of Land, Inheritance Act and Probate disputes and regularly lectures in these areas. He accepts instructions on a direct public access basis.

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 and probate.

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