Michael qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and since that time has specialised exclusively in criminal defence. He secured the Higher Rights Advocate (Criminal) qualification in 2003 and represents clients in the Crown Court, The Court of Appeal and at Court Martial in this country and in Germany. He has a particular interest in cases that are out of the ordinary or particularly complex. He is always prepared to challenge the authorities who prosecute and will seek judicial review of decisions when required. He works closely with some of the countries leading QCs in defending regulatory prosecutions and has experience of dealing with the press in high profile cases.
Michael founded Gray & Co in 2011 as a specialist criminal litigation practice. He feels strongly that criminal defence should only be conducted by solicitors who have decided to dedicate their professional lives to this particular area of law.
Michael is a committee member of the Criminal Lawyers Solicitors Association, a former Peer Reviewer for the Legal Aid Agency, a Solicitor Advocate, and a Duty Solicitor.