Michael is a Director of Fox and Thomas.
Michael’s legal experience covers a wide range of issues with his particular expertise being in the areas of succession and estate planning, business structuring, complex rural transactions and water law.
Michael grew up on a sheep and cattle property at Bollon. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws at UQ, St Lucia, Michael completed his articles with Ian Coutts at AR Coutts and Sons, St George. AR Coutts and Sons merged with Fox and Thomas in 1999 and Michael became a partner of Fox and Thomas in 2007.
Michael’s experience in rural property transactions was recognised in 2011 when he was asked to present a paper on that topic at the annual Queensland Law Society Property Law conference.
Michael moved with his family to Goondiwindi in 2016 and now visits St George monthly to meet with clients.
With almost 20 years’ experience in rural legal practice, Michael understands and appreciates the legal issues which arise amongst his client base. Situated within a major irrigation area, Michael has an in-depth understanding of the complex area of water rights and entitlements.
Outside of the office Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Louise and their 3 young children and maintaining a connection to the land through regular visits to their old family properties at Bollon.
Michael was recently recognised as one of Queensland’s leading agribusiness lawyers in the prestigious 2018 Doyle’s guides.