Brachers LLP

Michael Oatham

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Michael leads Brachers' commercial litigation team, specialising in commercial, chancery and insolvency cases. Key practice areas include commercial contract disputes, corporate risk analysis and advice, shareholders' rights and remedies, directors' duties, partnership and LLP disputes, corporate insolvency and asset recovery, warranties and covenants, intellectual property, commercial and corporate fraud, defamation and debt recovery. Renowned for his tenacity, Michael is also highly regarded for keeping his clients’ wider commercial objectives in mind; a culture which is embraced throughout the team.


Joined Brachers in 1998. Partner since 2004. Member of the firm's Executive Board. A litigation and insolvency specialist throughout his legal career, Michael previously worked in banking and asset finance in the City.