As Special Counsel in the Constitutional and Administrative Law Branch, Michael advises and represents Queensland Government departments and agencies across a range of areas under the broad umbrella of government and public law, with a particular focus on administrative and constitutional law matters.
His experience includes:
- litigation, focusing on advising on and defending applications under the Judicial Review Act 1991
- advising on a range of issues arising from administrative decision making where ministers, chief executives, their delegates and other decision makers are required to make determinations under Queensland legislation
- statutory interpretation advice
- advice with respect to petitions for a pardon made to the Governor and references by the Attorney-General of criminal matters to the Court of Appeal
- advice on indemnities to ministers, chief executives and State employees who are the subject of litigation or claims arising from their work as public servants
- assistance with the control and resolution of nuisance and vexatious litigation, where government employees or agencies are targeted, and, advice and assistance where the Attorney-General is requested to assist members of the public who are being subjected to vexatious litigation.