Michael Lavery defends in Manchester murder case

June 14, 2016

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers has defended in a murder case at Manchester Crown Court.

His client, William Mack, 39, pleaded guilty to the murder of his former partner, Leanne Wall, 36.  He was sentenced to a minimum term of 16 years.

Michael Lavery, defending, said: “He acted abhorrently and is disgusted with himself. It is beyond his comprehension how he acted that day. He cannot understand what he did and why he did it.”

The case was reported in the national media.

Michael has been instructed in major heavyweight criminal cases for over twenty years, though in recent years his practice has gravitated to regulatory, private client and defendant insured work. His involvement in a number of notorious cases has given him a wealth of experience of advocacy at the sharp end, which he now deploys in defending companies faced with inquests and prosecutions. He has led for the defence and the Crown in countless cases.

Highly sought after for his regulatory work, Michael’s practice encompasses food safety, health and safety (defence and prosecutions), police and prison officer disciplinary hearings and Inquests. He is a Category 4 and specialist rape prosecutor.

Michael is a key and experienced member of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.