Michael Dougherty

Michael Dougherty

  • Called in 2017

Personal Injury

Michael has a busy PI practice on both the Fast Track and Multi-Track, and acts for both Claimants and Defendants. He is regularly instructed in claims arising out of road traffic accidents, Highways Act claims, and occupiers, public and employers’ liability claims. His PI work involves both representation at trial, and also drafting work, including schedules of loss and counter-schedules.

He further advises in conference, drafts pleadings and acts in proceedings involving allegations of low velocity impact and / or fundamental dishonesty.

Travel and Tourism Law

Michael regularly appears for major airlines in aviation claims arising under EU Regulation 261/2004.

Michael also has an interest in travel related claims and issues of jurisdiction. His article considering the judgment in Carmelo Labbadia -v- Alitalia (Societa Aerea Italiana S.p.A) [2019] EWHC 2103 (QB), as published in the Personal Injury Law Journal, can be accessed here.

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Appointments & Memberships

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel (Junior Juniors Scheme)
  • Advocate (Bar Pro Bono Unit) Volunteer Panel
  • European Circuit of the Bar
  • Gray’s Inn

Education & Qualifications

  • Bar Professional Training Course (2017)
  • LLB (Hons), First Class, University of Central Lancashire (2015)


  • Routledge Prize for Outstanding Performance, Graduate Prize for Meritorious Performance

Previous Employment

Prior to practice at the Bar, Michael’s commercial career included Board roles in private and public companies.

Personal Interests

Michael is married with 3 sons and 1 grand-daughter, and lives in Sevenoaks, Kent.

When not working or travelling back to his native north to see his eldest son and granddaughter his spare time is spent trying – largely unsuccessfully – to maintain parity with his 12 year old’s science knowledge and his 11 year old’s football skills.