Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Call: 1992

A formidable advocate, particularly in cross-examination, I was also impressed with his legal research and skeleton arguments.


The clients love Michael, and he has consistently shown an ability for winning cases that were very difficult to win.


The main reason as to why we instruct Michael is that I have carried out analysis of barristers that we have instructed, and quite simply and in relation to immigration hearings, Michael’s win percentage is the highest. I have personally seen Michael in Court, and he is a first-class advocate, with the ability to sway a judge to view matters in a way that are beneficial to his clients.


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Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and is a member of the Inner Temple.

Throughout his career at the Bar, Michael has been instructed in many areas of law, including family, crime and immigration.

During his lengthy career at the Bar, Michael has been instructed in family matters, including for example domestic violence proceedings, and obtaining injunctions. Michael has always enjoyed working with clients in order to seek out a solution to the problems that they face. The solicitors that instruct him have recognised that clients feel at ease with Michael, and like dealing with him.

Michael’s first love has always being working in the immigration field, appearing for clients from the first tier and upper tribunal stages right through to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.  Throughout his career at the Bar, however, he has also taken time out to be involved in high profile cases in other areas, most recently as one of the nine barristers for Team 2 in the Grenfell Inquiry, representing a specific group, the bereaved, survivors and residents.  Michael has also represented defendants at major criminal trials including in murder, kidnap and fraud cases.

He has been instructed in hundreds of judicial review claims – some reported – appearing many times in both the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Michael has acted for clients in planning appeals at inspector level and dealt with injunctions and statutory appeals in the High Court.  He has appeared in the tax tribunal (both first and upper tiers) on an important reported case determining whether colleges should be exempt from VAT.

In 2013, he represented the family at a coroner’s inquest into the death of an elderly lady in a care home, a case which attracted widespread media interest, and which was featured on the BBC’s Panorama programme.

For a period of two years, Michael was also involved in one of the lengthiest cases to have taken place relating to a councillor alleged to have breached his local authority’s Code of Conduct.

Interested in instructing Mr Murphy?

Please call 020 7353 6802 or complete the form below:

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