Mr Michael Mackey > Burton Copeland LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Burton Copeland LLP
M40 5AG

Work Department

Serious crime.


In a career spanning 45 + years, Mike has specialised in criminal law. His experience has covered the whole criminal law spectrum from serious organised crime, gangland murder and international drug conspiracies, through to fraud and white collar crime. Mike has developed a particular specialism in cases involving complex medical and forensic issues with particular reference to shaken baby syndrome, medical malpractice and gross negligence manslaughter. He has been instructed by the Health and Safety Executive in a number of prosecutions and has also defended in cases involving professional disciplinary proceedings. He is a past president of Manchester Law Society and past Senior and Managing Partner of the firm.


Articled Conn Goldberg; qualified 1974; prosecuting solicitor West Yorkshire County Council 1975-76; assistant solicitor Glaisyers 1976; partner 1979; partner Crossley Mackey & Co 1980-87; partner Burton Copeland on amalgamation in 1987.


Manchester Law Society
Past President of the Manchester Law Society


De La Salle College, Manchester; Leeds University (1970 LLB Hons).


Music, astronomy, computers.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general crime and fraud

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Michael MackeyBurton Copeland LLP

Burton Copeland LLP handles the full spectrum of criminal law, from serious and organised crime through to regulator work and road traffic matters. The practice is instructed by police federations, claims management companies who act on behalf of insurance companies and members of the National Fostering Association. Practice head Louise Straw is recognised for her work on sexual abuse and historical sexual assault cases. Co-head Gwyn Lewis, chairman of the Manchester Law Society Crown and Magistrates Committee, focuses on road traffic cases. Daniel Weed completes the leadership trio and has developed a practice representing police officers. The experienced Michael Mackey  is now a consultant to the firm.