Michael Cotter



Michael is a consultant solicitor-advocate and financial services/litigation lawyer, who offers expertise in regulated industries, including pensions, financial products, and investments.

From complicated regulated-services fraud to emerging unregulated schemes that target unsophisticated investors, Michael is an experienced litigator, advising clients in multi-million-pound actions against investment services.

Adept at complicated class-action claims and a professional negligence expert, Michael recently assisted in the recovery of over £25m to investors as the lead lawyer in the matter against Arck LLP and those connected.  Having uncovered the fraud that affected over 250 clients, he acted to successfully assist with the return of millions from the Yorkshire Bank for those victims.  This case led to the prosecution of the directors of Arck LLP, following an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.

Michael also assists clients in Judicial Review proceedings against the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and Financial Ombudsman Service.

As a regular media commentator for titles such as The Times, The Financial Times, Money Mail, Professional Adviser and Citywire, Michael is at the cutting-edge of evolving markets and industry trends.