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Michael Gouriet

Partner  |  Withersworldwide

England and Wales


Dispute resolution
Asset protection
Family law


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Out of court settlement of high profile divorce case.

How did you get into private client?

Fortunate to have trained at Withers - pre-eminent firm in private client sphere.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Focus on client service. Know the law. Be confident in and trust yourself. Respect your colleagues and opponents. Be discrete and at all times respect the privacy of clients.

What is your favourite quote?

“Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open." Sir James Dewar.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I have been running my own cricket team for 30+ years. Other sports include road cycling, tennis, skiing, and supporting daughters' team sport events.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Chez Bruce, London.