Collyer Bristow LLP

Michael Drake

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Practice Areas

Senior family lawyer. Handles all areas of matrimonial and family law, particularly where there is a commercial, complex financial or international element.

Professional Memberships

Resolution; (National Committee 1987-1994); Chief Assessor to the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Panel 2005-07; Fellow of International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


Qualified in 1971. Joined Collyer Bristow as a partner in 1984.


Author of various textbooks, SFLA publications, articles. Co-author of 'Divorce and the Family Business', first published in 1997 by Jordans; second edition published in 2001. Has lectured, chaired seminars, broadcast on radio and television, and prepared and featured in a series of family law training videos for The Law Channel.


Born 14 August 1947. Educated at Haberdashers' Askes Elstree and Selwyn College, Cambridge. Member of the Athenaeum; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; Trustee of the Born Free Foundation and of the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Recreations include travel, wildlife, art, reading and armchair sport. Lives in London.