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Circuit Leader Michael Duck QC Barrister
+44 (0) 121 236 0863 No. 5 Chambers Fountain Court Steelhouse Lane Birmingham West Midlands B4 6DR [email protected] www.no5.com

I am extremely proud to be the Leader of the Midland Circuit. I have spent my entire career “on Circuit” and have, consequently, had the immense privilege of witnessing some of the country's finest advocates in action. I am confident that the history created by those individuals will only be enhanced by those who are now amongst our ranks. Michael Duck QC

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Michael specialises in serious crime, fraud and asset recovery – he has done so for approximately 25 years. In addition to his Crown Court/Court of Appeal practice Michael has a strong reputation in the field of police disciplinary work and the representation of private clients. Clients, both lay and professional, consistently comment upon Michael’s down to earth approach and his engaging manner. Michael both defends and prosecutes.
Expertise Crime Personal Injury Clinical Negligence
Qualifications Cambridge, Law degree 2.1, 1974-1977 Chair of the board of trustees at a local children's hospice.
Memberships Commonwealth Lawyers Association Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers Criminal Bar Association Midland and South East Circuits Grey’s Inn Midlands Fraud Forum Member of the international Bar Association Serious Fraud Office QC Panel Kayman Islands Bar
Year Of Call 1988
Display On Map Chambers No. 5 Chambers
Years of call timeline
  • 1988-Called to the Bar
  • 2011-Silk
  • 2013-Jul & Nov 2015 - Cayman Islands Bar (2013, July and Nov 2015)
  • 2013-Serious Fraud Office QC Panel
  • 2013-Chairman of the International Committee of the Criminal Bar Association. Previous Member of the executive Committee of the Criminal Bar Association (Co-opted)
  • 2015-Recorder on the Northern Circuit
  • 2015-Master of the Bench Gray’s Inn
  • 2017-Became Circuit Leader

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