Areas of practice
Consumer protection law
Restraint of trade
Securities and investments
Public and administrative
Judicial review and administrative law
Michael Sims practises principally in commercial litigation with a particular focus on regulatory investigations, corporate insolvency, corporations law and directors' and officers' liability.
Michael graduated from the University of New England with a first class honours degree in law. He also holds degrees in science and social science. He is admitted to practise law in Western Australia, New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.
Michael came to legal practice from a law enforcement background, having worked with both the Western Australia Police and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission where he specialised in the investigation and litigation of complex regulatory matters in both the financial services and market integrity areas of the Commission.
He joined chew+matthews as a partner in 2010 and until 2015 he led the firm’s dispute resolution practice. In that role he conducted and managed a wide range of commercial litigation, as both solicitor and advocate, on behalf of the firm’s clients particularly in the fields of corporate insolvency and restructuring, corporations law and directors' and officers' liability. He also assisted clients to manage investigations and examinations by law enforcement and regulatory authorities.
Date of admission: 2006 (NSW), 2007 (WA)
Qualifications: LLB (Hons First Class), BSocSc, BSc
Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation