Recommended by the Legal 500 Directory (2019) as a Tier 1 QC in Financial Crime and Leading Barrister:
Michael represents private clients on a direct access basis, which means that you are able to seek legal advice directly without the need to instruct a solicitor. Michael provides a client focused service nationally ,if you require representation before the Magistrates' Court, Crown Court, Court of Appeal, or before Inquests or Tribunal Hearings. Initial consultations can be carried out at short notice subject to availability. Based in the heart of central London Michael's offices are easily accessible for one to one meetings and video conferencing can be arranged. Although Michael represents private clients for general criminal cases involving allegations of road traffic offences, violence, sexual assaults and drugs related incidents, Michael specialises in complex financial criminal litigation, serious fraud, commercial crime, regulatory cases, money laundering prevention and compliance, asset forfeiture, restraint and confiscation. He is Standing Counsel to the Serious Fraud Office (A Panel), & has been appointed to the Serious Crime and Fraud Panels of the Crown Prosecution Service. He has extensive experience of high-profile cases including international bribery and corruption, credit finance fraud, and proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Serious Organized Crime Agency, Assets Recovery Agency, HMRC, and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. He is a Grade 4 Prosecutor . He represents companies before the Tax Tribunal in HMRC related litigation. He provides strategic advice on all aspects of Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 matters, and money laundering regulation, to corporate and individual clients within the jurisdiction and abroad. Highly regarded as a skilled advocate, Michael is well known for his analytical, meticulous and persuasive presentation of cases.

Queen's Counsel (21019)
Deputy District Judge (2012 to date).
Serious Fraud Office — A Panel (2009 to 2019).
Former Grade 4 Crown Prosecution Service Prosecutor
Former Crown Prosecution Service Specialist Fraud Panel.

Former Crown Prosecution Service Serious Crime Group Panel.

Former Attorney General’s B List of Appointed Counsel.

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