Michael Oswald

Michael works with clients who have been subject to misconduct at the hands of the state, with a particular focus on acting for victims of police misconduct.

Michael has extensive experience assisting clients obtain redress through the full range of legal means including civil claims, judicial review, the police complaints system, as well as inquests and other investigative processes. He has acted for clients in cases at all levels in the domestic courts up to the Supreme Court, as well as in applications to the European Court of Human Rights.

Michael regularly trains other lawyers on the police complaints system as a trainer on the Legal Action Group’s Policing the Police course, and on civil actions against the police in the LAG introduction to actions against the police course.

Michael is recognised as a ‘Star Associate’ in Police Law by Chambers and Partners and is ranked in Administrative and Public Law by Legal 500.

  • Michael Oswald

"He has the law at his fingertips, which he uses in a very creative way, and he is very good with clients." "He is fantastic - really bright and good on novel issues."

Chambers and Partners 2022

"He knows everything about police law - he is basically an encyclopaedia."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Valued for his "nuanced and ingrained knowledge of legislation and regulations" and described as "very smart, personable and a fighter who is a very assertive litigator."

Chambers and Partners 2019



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