Michael Pether


  • I specialise in the defence of high profile sexual/physical abuse and bullying claims, including group litigation.
  • I am nominated by several religious organisations, local authorities and insurers to deal with their most sensitive claims.
  • I have represented clients as core participants in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and advise insurance and non-insurance clients on IICSA-related matters.
  • I have significant experience in advising a variety of organisations including those in the public sector, faith, education and sport sectors in connection with responding to allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse.
  • I specialise in high value and complex employers' liability, public liability and abuse claims.
  • I was the editor in chief of the 10th, 11th, and 12th editions of Bingham and Berrymans Motor Claims Cases.
  • I regularly speak at and chair personal injury and abuse claims related conferences.


  • Law Society

Contact Details

+44 20 7865 3365


"He does complex and high-value work in the field of social care abuse."

Chambers & Partners 2021

He provides excellent customer service and is always available to administer advice and assistance.

Chambers and Partners 2019

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