Michael is Joint Managing Director of Byfield. He is responsible for helping clients with their most sensitive special situations and strategic communications, as well as thought leadership programmes and litigation PR matters.
Michael is a highly-respected and well-connected PR professional with 15 years of experience in house at leading law firms Herbert Smith Freehills and then Baker McKenzie, where he was EMEA Head of Communications, working closely with global and regional leadership on corporate communications for the firm’s 35 EMEA offices in 25 countries. He started his career with Euromoney Institutional Investor, where he was a journalist and then editor writing about international capital markets and financial services regulation.
During his career, Michael has developed and led many high-profile thought leadership campaigns and held global responsibilities for multiple practice groups and innovation-related communications. He is also one of the leading PR professionals in London for professional services firms facing complex reputational risks.
As well as working with law firms and barristers, Michael counts legal technology providers, forensic accountants and private equity portfolio companies and funds among his clients.