Michael has over 16 years’ experience at Bhatt Murphy assisting clients – including those who have lost loved ones at the hands of the state – by all available legal means including civil claims, judicial review, the police complaints system, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, as well as inquests, public inquiries, 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.
As well as acting for people subject to police misconduct, Michael also acts for prisoners who have been assaulted in prisons in the UK as well as detainees, now held at Guantanamo Bay, in relation to UK Security Service complicity in their torture by the CIA at ‘black-sites’ in various countries around the world.
Michael 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.
He is incredibly level-headed, knows the law really well and has fantastic technical skills.
Michael is extremely dogged when it comes to wearing down opponents. He has an eye for a strategic case and where the law is going to go. He is a top solicitor for police law
He is very assuring to clients and quietly knowledgeable
I had a fantastic experience working with Michael. He was lucid, patient, passionate and knowledgeable about what we needed to do and we ultimately won a case many thought we could not