Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)
Michael Goodwin QC is a well-respected barrister with notable expertise in prosecuting and defending high-value financial crime cases. He has experience in bribery, corruption and tax fraud matters.
Strengths: "He is extremely clever and takes a pragmatic approach. He has a great reputation with the prosecution agencies and the court." "He is a great court advocate who charms juries and judges. He is also very technically skilled." "He is extremely hard-working and is an outstanding advocate."
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Michael Goodwin QC is highly regarded as an expert in business and financial crime, and serious crime cases. Michael is ranked as a Leading Silk in 2022 by the Legal 500 in Criminal Fraud and Business/Regulatory Crime (including Global Investigations), and by Chambers UK in Financial Crime.
“Michael is first class. He is an obvious choice when dealing with high profile and complex fraud cases. He is exceptionally clever, and is very compelling both on his feet and in his written submissions.” The Legal 500 (2022).
“He has amazing flair in court and outstanding knowledge…” Chambers UK (2021).
“Superb. Responsive, a pleasure to deal with, and liked by clients, he’s an all-round excellent advocate.” Chambers UK (2020).
“…A well-respected barrister with notable expertise in prosecuting and defending high-value financial crime cases.” Chambers UK (2020).
Michael has extensive experience defending and prosecuting in high profile and complex criminal litigation. Michael represents corporate and professional clients. He provides strategic advice during the investigative stages of a case. He conducts cases fearlessly and with tactical precision. He is a meticulous and extremely persuasive advocate.
Michael also has particular expertise of regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.
Call: 1996, Silk: 2019.
Serious Fraud Office QC Panel (2020 to date);
Chairman of the Bar Tribunal & Adjudication Service (BTAS) (2020 to date);
Deputy District Judge (2013 to date);
Serious Fraud Office Panel A Counsel; CPS Grade 4; CPS Specialist Fraud Panel; CPS Serious Crime Panel - (2013 – 2020).