Michael Tanney

Call - 2004 Joined Chambers - 2021
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Michael Tanney both defends and prosecutes serious cases and can cite extensive Court of Appeal experience. He is a university law lecturer.

His defence practice includes successfully representing defendants accused of multiple rape, and defending instranger rapes, abductions, child sex offences, drug trafficking, fraud and manslaughter, as well as prominent gang cases in the Midlands (including an instance of deliberate blinding).

He is also a senior (Level 4 RASSO qualifed) prosecutor. He has conducted numerous sensitive prosecution trials nationally and has been privy to confidential high level police and NCA briefings.

Michael is a trained university law lecturer, having taught courses in evidence, advocacy and case management. He has supervised Masters degrees and taught post graduate law students at top ranked universities. He has assisted and supervised at pro bono units, directing defendant appeals based upon judicial misdirections, errors made by counsel and the discovery of new evidence.


CPS grade 4 advocates panel
RASSO approved

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