Michele Walsh is a Partner in the Litigation Department.
After graduating from Leeds University with a BA Honours in French and Italian, she obtained the Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction in 2004 followed by the Legal Practice Course with Distinction in 2005 at the College of Law, York. Michèle qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2007 and was called to the Gibraltar Bar in February 2008. Michele is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.
Michele undertakes a wide range of shipping and commercial litigation and has experience in high-value complex cases involving multi-jurisdictional proceedings and civil fraud disputes.
Michele regularly advises on contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including collective redundancy, unfair dismissal, TUPE and HR policy and procedure. Michele represents both employees and employers in the Industrial Tribunal in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims. She has recently been appointed as a Chairperson of the Industrial Tribunal.
Michele also has an interest in legal issues relating to mental health, and has experience in Court of Protection applications. She also acts as legal advisor to the Mental Welfare Society, a Gibraltar registered charity, on a pro-bono basis.
Recent publications and articles
Post-employment Covenants in Employment Relationships – Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business Vol 35a published by the Centre for International Legal Studies; April 2014
Co-author of Insolvency Act 2011 – Reform of Corporate Insolvency Legislation in Gibraltar published by Terralex; December 2014