Michael is a very experienced criminal practitioner. He works for both prosecution and defence and practises mainly in the Crown Court. He is experienced in dealing with cases in the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal.
Michael is frequently instructed in very serious and complex cases, including murder, grave violent and sexual offences, drug trafficking offences and frauds. His practice also includes police disciplinary and health and safety cases.
Michael has extensive experience of dealing with sensitive material and public interest applications. He gives careful attention to detail and maintains a sound grasp of the issues.
“He is always calm under pressure and is never ruffled.” “A thorough, very persuasive advocate. He is entirely decent, charming and phenomenal in court.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Experienced in a wide range of serious criminal cases.”
Legal 500 2020
“His real strength is that he is very calm and inspires confidence.”
Chambers UK 2019
‘Very experienced in heavyweight criminal matters.’
Legal 500 2019
Recorder - 1997
MA Queens’ College Cambridge