Michael Turner QC has been described by his peers "as a barrister who can secure a result no others could". He has a reputation for extreme hard work, extraordinary commitment to a case and for his inventiveness and tenacity.
He is a hugely experienced trial and appellate advocate. In addition to pursuing his own first instance cases to appeal he is sought after on referrals from the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Michael specialises in complex and difficult criminal cases ranging from multi-million pound fraud to multiple murder. His ability to master intricate and diffuse scientific expertise has been amply demonstrated in his success in a number of recent cases of alleged "baby shaking".
He has appeared in the English and Northern Irish Court of Appeal in some of their biggest cases both as a silk and a junior. He has been brought into in civil cases where difficult and robust cross-examination has been required.
Past notable cases can be viewed below. Click here to see a list of recent notable cases.
R v Carter & Cox (Guildford Crown Court - alleged child abuse - widely reported in the media)
R v Miah (CCC alleged baby shaking murder)
R v Shripka (CCC alleged baby shaking murder)
R v Lindo (Bristol CC multiple murder and attempted murder)
R v Joof (Leicester CC Alleged gang associated murder)
R v Jovetic (CCC Pink Panther Diamond robbery and attempted murder)
R v Labastide (CCC Alleged gang associated murder)
R v Richmond (CCC Alleged gang associated murder)
R v Santharatnam (CCC Alleged gang associated murder)
R v Esprit (CCC Alleged gang associated murder)
R v Vujovic (CCC Murder and kidnap)
R v Mehmet Goren (CCC alleged honour killing of daughter)
R v Al-alas & Wray (ground-breaking allegation of child murder, which has led to a wider appreciation of rickets in both the criminal and family courts)
R v Graham (allegation of triple murder arising out of the Birmingham riots)
R v Akbar CCC (murder)
R v Sivanesam CCC (murder)
R v Yiannakas (VAT fraud and confiscation)
Connolly v Dale  1 Cr App R 200DC (only known case of a police officer being found to be in contempt for seeking to prevent a solicitor from interviewing witnesses prior to the police conduct of an identification parade)
R v Marvin Murphy Case No. 40701 (Appeal from Bahamas, instructed as leading counsel)
Court of Appeal
R v Fulton (appeal from Northern Irelands longest running murder trial involving multiple terrorist offences)
R v Jeremy Bamber (appeal against wrongful conviction on multiple murder)
R v Hagans(West Midlands Serious Crime Squad)
R v Wilson (West Midlands Serious Crime Squad)
R v Browning (M 50 Murder)
R v Hickery and others (murder of Carl Bridgewater)
R v Twitchell (murder confession arising from torture by the West Midlands serious crime squad)
R v Hoshan and others (the Iraqi Hijack case)
R v Brown (West Midlands Serious Crime Squad)
R v Joof(gang related murder appeal on grounds of non-disclosure)
R v Santharatnam (appeal on grounds of non-disclosure)