Michael Cronshaw

Call: 1993

Email: mcronshaw@3djb.co.uk


Michael is Head of Chambers

Michael has a broadly based family law and general civil law practice. He is thus able to provide advice on the increasing number of cases that involve disparate strands of law.

Michael is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.

Michael sits as a Deputy District Judge nominated to hear private and public family law cases, and as a Fee Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber).

Reported Cases

P v NP (2014) (family/divorce/financial remedy/final order before decree nisi) [2014] EWHC 1101 (Fam), LTL 25/4/2014,  [2014] 1 WLR 4607, [2015] 1 FLR 659, [2014] Fam Law 1106.Popinder Kaur Dhillon (By Her Litigation Friend) v Yaw Asiedu (2012) (Landlord and Tenant/Adjournment of Final Hearing/Mental Capacity) [2012] EWCA Civ 1020; [2012] CP Rep 44.

Re K (Children) (2012) (family/residence/evidence for final orders) [2012] EWCA Civ 1306.
MGN Ltd v Teresa Horton (2009) (breach of trust/knowing receipt/restitution) [2009] EWHC 1680 (QB).

Re N (A Child) Sub Nom G v A (2009) (family/Schedule 1/trusts)- [2009] 1 FLR 1442; [2009] 1 FCR 606; [2009] Fam Law 389; [2009] 1 WLR 1621.

Ford & Anor v Cornelius (2003) (family/civil procedure) [2003] EWCA Civ 304.

Arogol Co Ltd v Sher Rajah (2001) (landlord and tenant/housing) [2002] HLR 21; (2001) 98(21) LSG 40; (2001) 82 P & CR DG7; Times, April 13, 2001.


MA (Queen's College, Oxford)

MSc (London School of Economics)

Dip Law (City University)



Family Law Bar Association

Association of Lawyers for Children

South-Eastern Circuit

Michael was a member of the Bar Standards Board Professional Conduct Committee for 6 years and of the Bar Standards Board Standards Committee for 3 years.


Areas of Practice

Family (all areas including Divorce and Children)


Child Care

Inheritance and Family Provision

Consumer Law

General Common Law

Professional Negligence





Equity and Trusts

General Commercial & Contract (including Sale of Goods)

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Harassment Law

Landlord and Tenant

Personal Injuries



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