Michael Rowlands is hailed as an exceptional lawyer, ‘a class operator who always goes the extra mile with clients,’ a peer says. An impressed client echoes this, crediting his ‘patience, kindness, understanding and communication’ and as someone who remembers to bring ‘a dose of good humour at a difficult time’. With more than 30 years’ experience, he excels at children disputes, complicated prenups, inter-generational wealth and family trusts. He serves UK expats and international families. He is specialist in Middle East cases and knowledgeable in US ones. Qualifying at Stitt and Co in 1986, he headed Cripps Harries Hall’s family team for 13 years and joined Kingsley Napley as a partner in 2010.