Year of Call: 2006
Areas of practice
- Childrens' Referrals
- Criminal Trials
- Fatal Accident Inquiries
- Health and Safety
- Proceeds of Crime
- Road Traffic Violations
- Sexual Offences
- Courts Martial
- Parole Board Hearings
Before calling at the Bar, Michael practiced as a criminal defence solicitor for 9 years. He has been conducting jury trials in his own right since 1999 and has successfully defended clients charged with crimes including rape, lewd and libidinous practices, fraud, misuse of drugs, assault and other statutory offences. Michael has conducted crime related children’s referrals both as a Solicitor and as Counsel. Michael is regarded as empathetic to agents’ needs. He is also seen as adept at building rapport with clients from all walks of life.
HMA v McLellan – Fraud Trial culminating in acquittal.
HMA v Gibson – High Court acquittal – Perverting the Course of Justice.
HMA v. Blakey – Alleged rape charge acquittal.
HMA v Bozek – High Court alleged assault charge acquittal.
HMA v Pierrepont – High Court alleged S.4(3)(b) MDA acquittal.
HMA v Ilyas – alleged rape of minor acquittal, alleged attempted rape of minor acquittal.
HMA v Voudouri, Junior Counsel acting with Senior Counsel representing accused in multi million pound V.A.T. fraud/money laundering case. Plea of Not Guilty accepted by Crown.