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Mike Schwarz

London, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Protest LawCrime
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Protest Law - UK-wide

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Mike Schwarz is an experienced criminal defence practitioner who focuses primarily on representing protestors in highly publicised trials. He also has significant experience in bringing claims against the police for misconduct or neglect.
"Mike's experience in protest law is unparalleled. He has an eye for strategy which is uncanny and he will always have a view as to what can be achieved and the best way to achieve it." "He is fantastic - always available, thorough, clear, supportive and very approachable."
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Crime - London (Firms)

Band 2

Mike Schwarz focuses his practice on cases relating to undercover policing and political protest, bringing to bear his additional expertise in civil liberties and human rights.
"He is very thorough, thoughtful, innovative and really pushes his clients' interests." "He provides an absolutely incredible level of service."
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Mike Schwarz is a pre-eminent Criminal Defence lawyer. Mike has nearly three decades of experience in defending those facing the most serious and complex criminal offences, including murder, white-collar crime and multi-party proceedings.

Mike is well-known for representing high-profile political activists and campaigners fighting for progressive issues such as animal rights, pacifism and racial equality. He is particularly well known for representing, for 3 decades, environmental campaigners on diverse threats to the planet such as climate change, biodiversity, GM crops, incinerators, fishing. He is the co-author of a leading textbook on protest and public order, and is an expert in the protection of citizens’ freedoms of expression and assembly under Articles 10/11 of the ECHR .

He regularly advises and trains campaign groups, trade unions and non-governmental organisations on criminal and public order law.

Mike also regularly acts for professionals in trouble with the criminal law and regulators including journalists facing serious and diverse allegations, including terrorism and harassment.

Mike has been involved in the investigation and exposure of misconduct by the state – by, for example, giving evidence to parliamentary committees on alleged police misconduct and corruption and representing 100 ‘core participants’ in the ongoing Undercover Policing Inquiry.

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Mike Schwarz

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