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Michael Crystal


Current Position

Senior Q.C.
3-4 South Square
Gray's Inn
WC1R 5HP London

Tel: 44-207-696-9900
Fax: 44-207-696-9911

Class: XVII (2006)Circuit: International


Queen Mary College, University of London, LLB Hons. (1969)
Magdalen College, Oxford, BCL (1971)

Professional Career

Visiting Professor, University College London, Department of Laws (2002-)
Honorary Fellow, Society for Advanced Legal Studies (1997)
Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (1996-)
Chair, Insolvency Pracitioners Tribunal (1996-)
Honorary Fellow, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (1996-)
Deputy High Court Judge (1995-)
Chair, Banking Appeal Tribunal (1993-98)
Department of Trade and Industry Inspector into County Nat West Limited and County Nat West Securities Limited (1988-89) and into National Westminster Bank PLC (1992)
Joint Working Party of Law Reform Committees of the Senate and the Law Society on the Draft EEC Bankruptcy Convention (1985-76) and on the Reform of Insolvency Law (1977-81)
Lecturer in Law, Pembroke College, Oxford (1971-76)


Insolvency Rules Advisory Committee (1993-97)
Financial Law Panel (1996-02)
Fellow Royal Institution of Great Britain (2004-)
International Insolvency Institute (2005-)


Butterworth's Insolvency Law Handbook 1987; 12th ed. 2010 Joint Editor
Halsbury's Laws of England Companies, 4th ed., reissue Vol. 7(3) 1996 Joint Editor
Insider Trading: The Laws of Europe, the United States and Japan Kluwer 1992 Joint Contributor