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Michael Daiches

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Email michael.daiches@42br.com


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Michael Daiches practises in utilities law, with a particular emphasis on water and drainage law. He is also the co-editor of Lloyd’s Law Reports and editor of Lloyd’s Maritime Law Newsletter.

Michael is currently on a three-month Sabbatical from Bar work and is not available to accept instructions in new matters until further notice.


  • “An experienced commercial lawyer with niche practice interests”


  • Co-editor, Lloyd’s Law Reports. Editor, Lloyd’s Maritime Law Newsletter


  • Edinburgh Academy
  • Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth

Professional memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Planning and Environmental Bar Association

Scholarships and Awards

  • Middle Temple Benefactors Scholarship
  • Winston Churchill award
  • Helena Normanton prize
  • Everard Ver Heyden prize for advocacy

Selected cases

  • Arnold v Britton [2015] UKSC 36 – (Supreme Court decision on interpretation of contracts in context of long leases of holiday chalets)
  • Dobson v Thames Water (group action involving nuisance from sewage treatment works)
  • Williams v Richmond Court (Swansea) Ltd (Court of Appeal decision on alleged disability discrimination on part of landlord of block of flats in failing to allow stair lift in common parts)
  • Anthony v The Coal Authority (action for nuisance caused by spontaneous combustion at disused coal tip
  • Marcic v Thames Water (House of Lords case determining that statutory sewerage undertakers have no common law liability for inadequate sewer systems)
  • George and Morris v Bellway Homes Ltd (estate agent’s commission)

Other information

  • Ski-ing; wine, food and music; Naval history

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