Michael Shapiro FCILEx

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Michael Shapiro FCILEx

Chartered Legal Executive, Partner

Areas: Insolvency & Restructuring,
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Michael started at GSC in 1988 as an office junior. He commenced studying for the legal executive exams in 1990 and qualified as a fellow in 1997, during which time he became an established member of GSC’s litigation team. In 2004 Michael was appointed Head of GSC’s Commercial Litigation Team.

Michael has undertaken cases in the County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, LVT (now FTT), Lands Tribunal (now STT) and most recently in the Supreme Court where is succeeded in obtaining judgment in the client favour in the much publicised case of Daejan v Benson & Others.

Michael was appointed a partner on 29 November 2013 and an Equity Partner in February 2017.

For his many achievements and excellency in commercial litigation work, Michael is included in the Leaders’ List of the City Wealth, which is a prestigious directory of leading professionals. His Leaders’ List profile can be found here.

Michael’s excellent legal knowledge, guidance and professionalism enabled a successful defence. He is a straight talker, getting to the heart of the issues quickly. Tactically astute with excellent negotiation skills. I would highly recommend Michael in any Commercial litigation.

Michael Shapiro is concise in his advice and adopts a pragmatic approach to challenges delivering realistic and enterprising solutions which produce results.

Michael is our first call whenever we need any legal advice. Straight talking, commercial astute, knowledgeable and honest, he has consistently produced results that result in better outcomes for my business. I am pleased to call him our lawyer and partner.

I have known Michael for 15 years, he is dynamic in his approach to the various problems we have put his way. He gets to the heart of the problem quickly and provides a very workable solution. His litigation skills are excellent and forceful with the other party. I very much like him on my side.

Michael Shapiro is an experienced litigator who has a very calm and collected approach to his job. He is never phased by the other side, and has an excellent manner with even the most difficult clients.

See Michael Shapiro FCILEx’s latest articles:
Michael Shapiro features in the Lawyer Monthly Landlords Beware: Are your intentions genuine? Right to Rent – What Landlords Need to Know
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“Great result today. Just wanted to say thank you for your continued hard work in fighting our corner on this case. You have both been amazing. Michael incredible support and good ideas.”

Insights by Michael Shapiro FCILEx

Michael Shapiro features in the Lawyer Monthly Read More

Michael Shapiro features in the Lawyer Monthly

GSC’s Head of Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, ......

Landlords Beware: Are your intentions genuine? Read More

Landlords Beware: Are your intentions genuine?

S Franses Limited (Appellant) v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd (Respondent) Judgment date 05 Dec 2018 Neutral citation number [2018] UKSC 62 Case ID UKSC 20......

Right to Rent – What Landlords Need to Know Read More

Right to Rent – What Landlords Need to Know

If you are a residential landlord, there are some aspects introduced last year that you may not be aware of but should be. GSC Solicitors’ Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, ......

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