Michael Green will be joining KBG on 3rd January 2023
Michael Green worked for 20 years in London as a criminal defence solicitor and solicitor advocate. He ran his own criminal firm in London for 10 years and has extensive experience of all aspects of criminal defence.
Michael relocated with his family to Devon in 2014, working as a solicitor advocate for a long established criminal defence firm. He has regularly defended clients in Crown Court cases in Plymouth, and throughout the South West.
Michael has huge experience of client care, having represented clients at all stages of criminal investigations and proceedings for many years.
Michael transferred to the bar in 2022
Michael has defended clients charged with a wide variety of allegations including rape and serious sexual offences, drugs supply, serious violence, and firearms offences.
He has appeared before the Court of Appeal and Court Martial Appeal Court.
Michael has represented service personnel in Court Martial cases in the UK, Germany, Cyprus and Belize, in relation to a wide variety of criminal and military offences.
He has given presentations to Divisional Officers at HM Royal Naval Base, Devonport, on various aspects of the criminal justice system and service justice system.
· R v V (2022): Michael successfully defended a man charged with robbery. He was said to have been involved in a group knifepoint street robbery. The trial included issues of identification, and disputed mixed profile DNA evidence. The client was acquitted following atrial at the Crown Court.
· R v A (2022): Michael defended a woman charged with causing a serious fracture to a child’s arm. The trial required the use of expert evidence in relation to possible anatomical causes of bone fracture.
· R v W (2021): The defendant was a serving member of the British Army, and was charged with rape. He was alleged to have raped a junior ranking member of his unit whilst on exercise. He denied the offence, maintaining that he had consensual sex with the complainant. He was acquitted following a trial at the Court Martial.
· R v E (2021): Michael defended a man charge with a sexual offence, said to have taken place in a public house. He was acquitted following a jury trial.
· R v P (2020): The defendant was charged with wounding with intent following an argument in the street. The defendant was alleged to have assaulted the victim using a hammer, causing serious head injuries. The defendant denied involvement and claimed that he had been mistakenly identified as the attacker. The defendant was acquitted by the jury.
· R v N (2019): Michael successfully defended a member of the Royal Navy charged with an offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm whilst deployed overseas. The defendant maintained that he had acted in self defence during an incident. He was found not guilty by the Court Martial.
· R v R (2019): Michael represented an employee at a care home charged with rape offences. The case involved detailed consideration of DNA evidence, including the possibility of transference of genetic material.
· R v W (2018): Michael appeared before the Court of Appeal and successfully appealed against the sentence of imprisonment imposed in this case. The defendant had pleaded guilty to offences relating to the drug ‘spice’ whilst in prison.
· R v V (2018): Michael defended a vulnerable young man with a number of difficulties including autism spectrum disorder in a Crown Court trial.
· R v P (2017): Michael successfully defended a man charged with historical rape offences. The defendant was acquitted by the jury following a Crown Court trial.
· R v M (2017): The defendant was charged with wounding with intent. He was alleged to have ‘glassed’ another in a pub fight, causing serious injuries. The defendant denied the allegation and was acquitted following a trial.
Recent client comments:
‘Michael is a true gentleman…the service I received was beyond excellent. I would like to say thank you very much.’
‘Excellent legal advice’
‘I found no reason for Mr Green to improve on his very supportive and professional conduct.’