"I worked with Marie-Louise in advising and representing a very high profile public figure in a privacy claim. What stood out was her mature and measured approach, that focussed on achieving the client’s objectives and avoided unnecessary drama."

Legal 500 2023

"Excellent litigator"

Legal 500 2023

"Marie-Louise King is an excellent litigator, and very good with clients and at understanding their needs – good team player."

Legal 500 2023

I am a Partner in Michelmores’ Commercial and Regulatory Disputes team. I advise and represent a wide range of domestic and international companies, as well as private individuals, on a broad range of issues that affect their lives or businesses.

I understand that issues that give rise to the need for litigation, and litigation itself, can have profound personal and commercial effects. Longstanding clients appreciate my commitment to their causes and I am proud that my clients are in no doubt that I advise always in their best interests.

My clients operate in diverse sectors, including renewable energy, transport, retail, tech and manufacturing. Whether acting for shareholders, directors, or companies, I really enjoy using my knowledge of the business to deliver creative solutions to problems.

I have extensive experience of acting for private individuals and businesses in reputation related matters, and crisis management. I have a particular interest in ESG issues, and the value and risk of ESG reputations, from the perspectives of directors and stakeholders.

I’m proud to be a Partner in a truly collaborative Firm like Michelmores, where regardless of our team designation, where our clients’ needs are concerned, we are one team.

I am a recommended lawyer for Commercial Litigation: mid-market (London) and Reputation Management (London) by the Legal 500.

Recent experience

Acting for the selling shareholders of a technology company in a claim against the Fortune 500 listed purchaser for breach of covenants, and for deferred consideration

Advising a group of renewable energy companies in relation to a claim against tax advisors relating to R&D tax credit claims and subsequent engagement with HMRC

Acting for a group of hotel operating companies in Ireland and Gibraltar in a claim against insurers relating to business interruption losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Acting for a HNW foreign national in a claim against a Bahamian trust company in respect of the shareholding of a Panamanian company with substantial property interests in England

Acting for companies in their defence of proceedings under s.238 and s.423 Insolvency Act 1986 relating to transactions undertaken in the course of a group restructuring

Representing the Appellant in Court of Appeal proceedings challenging the exercise of the jurisdiction under s.37(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981 to delegate the Appellant’s power to revoke his ‘enhanced protection’ in an executive pension scheme to judgment creditors

Acting for a public body in the successful defence of judicial review proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal relating to the acquisition and subsequent disposal of land required for an infrastructure of national significance