Described by Chambers UK 2021 as “an encyclopaedic legal brain”, Michael Rawlinson QC’s approach to cases is not what one would expect. A pragmatic silk, reading Westlaw as part of his morning routine, his unassuming and unpretentious down-to-earth manner belies an approach to cases which is rather different to one’s average silk – who is notably very much at ease with both his lay and solicitor clients. His unique and unconventional caseload, however, differs substantially from the norm – with litigation and inquests involving matters such as aviation, contamination claims, human rights, and personal injury (but often in unusual circumstances).

His cases are dynamic and diverse – covering ...

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