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

Chambers and Partners 2019

Michael Pether heads the firm's abuse team, and is routinely instructed to act on behalf of a diverse range of clients, including insurers, schools and local authorities. Sources say that ‘he's great for abuse work’ and ‘possesses all the qualities you'd want in a solicitor'.

Chambers & Partners, 2017

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