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Senior Associate
(Admitted 1999)

Email: m.strauss@sgkllp.com
Secure email: m.strauss@sgkllp.com.cjsm.net
Office: 020 7734 9700
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Michael Strauss

Michael has been practising as a solicitor for over 20 years and he is a senior member of the general crime team. He specialises in serious crime, including murder, drug supply and fraud offences.

Michael has previously been a ranked lawyer in Chambers and Partners and is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500.

Michael’s wealth of experience and client care ensure that he has a loyal following and a predominantly referral-based practice. Michael takes great pride in representing his clients from the outset at the police station right through to trial to ensure continuity of service and consistency in representation. 

Michael’s calm, approachable nature coupled with his thoroughness, attention to detail and professionalism means that he is able to not only quickly obtain the trust of his clients but also achieve consistently great results with an impressive acquittal rate.

[Michael] “Many, many thanks for all your help” "I engaged SGK following my son being charged with serious drug related offences. Of course this is a time of great worry and stress when clear and coherent advice and guidance is essential. I am happy to say that we got that and more from the professionals at SGK, in particular Michael. They reassured us and made the whole frightening legal process manageable. I am pleased to report that my son achieved the outcome we were aiming for, ie a non-custodial sentence. I can highly recommend SGK"

"Great advice as well as comfort was given. Genuine effort and hard work was done to solve the case"

"Michael was very easy to talk to and made everything easy to understand"

2025 Croydon Crown Court
Representing 1 of 3 directors in a £1m trading standards case.

2024 Croydon Crown Court
On-going murder case involving a number of people in a neighbourhood dispute.

2024 Chelmsford Crown Court
Several county lines drugs cases all at Chelmsford.

2023 Wood Green Crown Court
Representing the manager of Ladbrokes, found not guilty of conspiracy to rob.

2023 Isleworth Crown Court
He further represented a client accused of conspiracy to supply Ketamine, the largest ever seizure of the class B drug in the UK and Europe. The case was eventually dismissed against the client.

2023 Snaresbrook Crown Court
Successfully overturned a murder conviction in August 2022, the Court of Appeal ruled that the conviction was unsafe. Two serious material irregularities during the trial involving the jury had not been adequately dealt with by the trial judge.

2022 Inner London Crown Court
County lines drug case discontinued in December 2022 as the crown were unable to prove what type of drug was being sold, despite strong evidence that drug dealing was taking place.

2021 Snaresbrook Crown Court
Defendant acquitted in a large scale county lines drug supply conspiracy.

2020 Central Criminal Court
Defendant acquitted of murder following a gang related stabbing incident on the Edgware Road. The defendant was the first of six defendants on the indictment.

2020 Chelmsford Crown Court
Representing an alleged leader of a drug supply organisation who is said to be one of four defendants involved in a murder, attempted grievous bodily harm and county lines drug supply.

2020 Snaresbrook Crown Court
Representing a defendant accused of murder following an incident in East London.

2020 Snaresbrook Crown Court
Representing one of nine defendants involved in a large scale county lines drugs supply operation.

2018 Snaresbrook Crown
Representing one of nine defendants in a large scale 'county lines' drugs conspiracy.

2018 Criminal Cases Review Commission (ongoing)
Instructed to consider a review of a conviction in a high profile murder. Having obtained fresh evidence, Michael is currently in the process of referring the matter to the CCRC.

2016 Lewes Crown Court
Represented two defendants accused of wounding with intent where the victim had corrosive acid thrown over him resulting in significant injury and permanent disfigurement. The victim is currently campaigning to have the law changed with regard to the sale of such products.

2015 Harrow Crown Court
Expert analysis and investigation of Crown's assessment in confiscation proceedings resulted in a reduction in the benefit figure from £375,000 to £67,000.

2014 Central Criminal Court
Handling complex police gangland intelligence in a well publicised murder and attempted grievous bodily harm case in East London.

2014 Isleworth Crown Court
Defendant acquitted of rape following an accusation by a patron of a West London nightclub where the defendant worked.

2013 Blackfriars Crown Court
Defendant acquitted of grievous bodily harm with intent following an incident with bouncers in a nightclub. A number of witnesses not spoken to by police were tracked down including one witness in Australia who gave his crucial evidence via video link.

2012 Southwark Crown Court
Part of the team involved in the successful defence of the principal defendant in a complex £52 million pension conspiracy to defraud case.

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