Red Lion Chambers

Michael Goodwin QC

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Michael Goodwin QC specialises in fraud, business crime, regulatory and other serious crime cases (including homicide and drugs offences). Michael is a skilled advocate and is tactically astute. He acts with a strategic approach and is known for his analytical, meticulous and persuasive presentation of cases.

Financial Crime: instructed across the full range of business crime cases including serious fraud, bribery, tax evasion and money laundering. Recent instructions include representing the SFO in the fifth approved Deferred Prosecution Agreement (SFO v Serco Geografix Ltd), advising the Serious Fraud Office in relation to any ongoing investigation, defending in a boiler room fraud, acting for the defence in corruption and bribery allegations within the oil industry, and representing and advising corporate clients in tax evasion proceedings. Michael has significant capability advising and conducting white-collar cases. He is regularly instructed to act for clients facing investigation by Regulators and Law Enforcement Authorities.

Serious Crime: notable recent instructions include homicide, health and safety (fatality) breaches, international people smuggling, misconduct in a public office and drugs conspiracies.


Call 1996

Deputy District Judge

Queens Counsel 2019,

Professional Memberships



Regional Coordinator for the National Citizenship Foundation Mock Trial Competition (2011 – 2019).