Michael O'Neill 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

A senior multi-track personal injury specialist and general civil counsel, Michael is based in London and North Yorkshire. His practice takes him nationwide. 

Regular clients describe Michael as very client-friendly and approachable. He particularly enjoys a challenge and is always interested in bringing his wealth of experience to help with an unusual or difficult case. 

Areas of law

Personal Injury

Michael's personal injury practice largely comprises representing claimants involved in:

Professional Negligence

Michael has particular experience in acting for solicitors in professional negligence cases.


Personal Interests

When his practice permits, Michael enjoys classical music, fishing and horse racing.


I cannot speak highly enough of Michael (O'Neill). I have always found that Michael has a superb eye for detail, is the best advocate that I have ever seen during my time in this line of work, he is extremely adaptable and will always work around us in the event that tight deadlines are in place, and has a very good manner with clients in conference. I have used Michael on a wide range of cases previously and no case is too much of a challenge for him. He is always prepared to give a difficult case a run and has achieved many superb results for me over the years.

James Burrell Neil Hudgell Solicitors

Michael O'Neill has an impressive record of wins at trial. He brings clarity to client conferences and to his advocacy. He has acted for members of the rail and seafaring industry for over twenty years.

Kevin Hughes Thompsons Solicitors

Michael O'Neill

phone01823 247 247


Qualified in 1979