Michael graduated in Law from the University of Cambridge (BA Hons in 1996; PhD in 2001). He has previously worked as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge and at University College London. He was appointed Professor of European Law at the University of Liverpool in 2004. Since 2007, Michael has been Joint Editor of the Common Market Law Review - the world's leading scientific journal for European legal studies. He was a member of the Law Sub-Panel during the Research Excellence Framework 2021.