Michael Walsh

Call 1996


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’.


In conjunction with his extensive experience of clinical negligence 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. Michael accepts instructions from healthcare and social services organisations, private entities, and individuals, including providing assistance on a pro bono basis where parties may be in danger of going unrepresented.


Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law (MTDL), 4th edition, 2022, Michael Walsh (contributing co-author)
Michael co-authored chapter two: Consent – Adults in the fourth edition of the book Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law, edited by Christopher Johnston KC and Sophia Roper KC and written by 27 members of Serjeants’ Inn.


Michael has represented parties in a number of cases arising from issues over the capacity to marry, to consent to sexual relations, to litigate, and to consent to medical treatment.