A Top Rape and Sexual Offences Barrister QC

Michael Wolkind QC is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top rape and sexual offences defence barristers, and has most successfully represented clients facing a wide range of sexually related allegations encompassing (but not restricted to) the following scenarios:

  • accusations from a husband or wife or from other relatives
  • cases where willing partners regret their consent and pretend sex took place without consent
  • cases which involve “historic sex” charges, where allegations concern events decades earlier
  • grooming cases where a gang befriends younger persons and now it is claimed they are not friends but victims
  • cases where there may not have been sex at all but the hope for a pay-out has led to a fabricated case.

If you want to appeal against a conviction or appeal against a sentence, and would like to discuss your position with one of the UK’s top criminal Appeals Barristers and QC’s, please feel free to contact me for a preliminary conversation.

One of the Best Rape and Sexual Offence Appeals Barrister

Not only has Michael has successfully appeared in the above situations and indeed other types of sexually related stories against the defendant, but has had very considerable success in rape and sexual offence appeals where different counsel acted at the original trial. He has achieved notable results with convictions overturned or sentences substantially reduced.

At a trial, cross-examining complainants is a special skill. Questions must be neither too soft nor inappropriately harsh. The battle is to persuade a jury to start with an open mind and end with an acquittal.

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