Michael Walsh

Call 1996

Michael Walsh | Call 1996

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Michael is developing a broader practice in all aspects of Medical Law, and has a long-standing interest in cases involving questions of informed consent and capacity, having contributed chapters on consent in ‘Clinical Negligence Claims: A Practical Guide’ (2nd edition), and in ‘Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law’ (3rd edition).


Through his extensive experience of clinical negligence and personal injury work involving significant brain injury and psychiatric injury, Michael is familiar with the wide range of issues that arise in relation to the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act, including deprivation of liberty, compulsory medical treatment, and best interests, and accepts instructions from health and social service bodies, private entities, and individuals, including providing assistance on a pro bono basis where parties may be in danger of going unrepresented.