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One of The UK’s Top Criminal Barristers

Welcome to the website of Michael Wolkind QC, widely recognised as one of the UK’s top criminal trial and criminal appeals barristers.  See diary of success

Michael is widely considered the first choice counsel for both criminal trials and criminal appeals. He is the Barrister QC to instruct if you are charged with murder or charged with any serious crime. Similarly, if you wish to appeal against a conviction or appeal against a sentence please contact Michael.

He has appeared as Leading Counsel in a very great number of murders, and as one of the UK’s top criminal QC’s he is recognised as “a fantastic defence advocate with a proven track record of success in high-profile cases”. The Legal 500 Directory describes Michael as Without doubt, the best cross-examiner in the business.

Michael’s first ever case as Leading Counsel defending in a murder was a front-page dismemberment at the Old Bailey, back in 1985. Nicholas Boyce had killed his wife, Christabel, and chopped and cooked her remains before disposing of her head in the River Thames at Hungerford Bridge. The defence sought a provocation manslaughter verdict.  He was acquitted of murder after a jury retirement of less than an hour.

27 years later, and claiming he is sharper than ever, Michael maintains his reputation as one of the UK’s top criminal barrister QC’s and continues to achieve outstanding results.  He is seen as “a star in trials” and “a virtuoso performer who lights up the courtroom with great stagecraft and verbal facility.”

If your case needs the exposure or “destruction” of a witness, then please consider this Directory description of Michael as “sharp as a tack and lightning-quick when thinking on his feet, he can brutally unmask the liar in the box when the opportunity arises”.

My Trial and Appeal work is privately funded.
When a Defendant faces imprisonment or loss of reputation, it makes sense to invest in the absolute best representation.

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If you are facing trial, or if you wish to appeal a conviction or appeal
a sentence, and would like to discuss the case with
one of the UK’s top Criminal Barristers and QC’s, please feel free
contact me for a preliminary conversation.

Michael Wolkind QC - Top Criminal Barrister

One of The UK’s Top Criminal Barristers
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Harassment Acquittal.
“I got 2 years of
  my life back”

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Diary of Success

Pete Doherty flees dying Mark Blanco

Justice for Mark Blanco

“There are great legal minds, even greater legal minds, and then there is
 Michael Wolkind QC, a man who has no fear when holding your future in his hands”
MM, following his murder acquittal

July 2015 Voted Best UK Criminal Defence Barrister

July 2015 Cocaine supply suspended sentence

May 2015 Exceptional firearms sentence

April 2015 Road Rage acquittal

Jan 2015 Sex Acquittal
see Newspaper Report

Jan 2015 Bomb Hoax Dismissal

Jan 2015 Perverting the Course of Justice Dismissal

Sep 2014 GBH Sentence Reduced

Aug 2014
GBH Appeal Victory

June 2014
Sex Attack acquittal

April 2014 Rape sentence cut by 2 years

April 2014 GBH trial acquittal

Feb 2014 Court of Appeal reduce sentence by 2 years

Feb 2014
Theft trial acquittal

Jan 2014 Success finally for TG wrongly accused of rape

Dec 2013
Michael wins Fitness to Plead contest in attempted murder

Aug 2013 Tribunal victory overturning “flagrant breach” of professional misconduct

Aug 2013 Acquittal of Firearms and Threats to Kill charges

July 2013
Michael wins 2 Appeals and a Jury Trial in one week

April 2013 GBH acquittal. Defendant with a single punch left V permanently brain-damaged

March 2013 Murder acquittal of Arsenal fan charged with murder on way to Liverpool match. Victim is punched and kicked to death. Jury bring back Not Guilty verdicts on both murder and manslaughter

Feb 2013 Appeal victory. 2 years off firearms sentence. Michael persuades Court of Appeal to reduce the imprisonment for man with “terrible automatic weapons and an enormous selection of live ammunition”

Feb 2013 Michael is instructed in 2 new murder trials in the Cayman Islands

Feb 2013
 Solicitor fraud acquittal. AA was charged with diverting a case and fees to his father' s immigration firm. He did not notify his employer. The jury took minutes to acquit

Jan 2013 Harassment appeal victory. Michael overturns conviction of  man accused of stalking Joe Mcelderry, the X Factor winner

November 2012
Murder acquittal - Michael acts for 1st defendant of 9 accused of a shooting revenge killing. After 6 week of evidence, Michael wins a legal argument and the Jury acquit

August 2012 - first BBC2 episode of Birger Larson's series ‘Murder’ broadcasts … Michael acted as Script Consultant

August 2012 - Eastenders actor Tony Discipline, accused of GBH and ABH, is acquitted of all charges More here

August 2012 - Alleged Stalker acquitted More here

June 2012 - 21 years saved for killer More here

April 2012 - Michael beats Guidelines for Class A drugs - 3 times in one month!

March 2012
- beats 1,000 Billion:1 DNA odds
Daily Telegraph Article

Nov 2011 - Evening Standard’s list of  Most Influential People

“There is no doubt this exceptional and caring man has a ‘divine presence’ in court.
Through Michael’s efforts my son was fully acquitted of both charges”.
GR welcomes result

Diary of Success

Best Criminal Barrister in the UK
- July 2015 -