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

Burton Copeland LLP
M40 5AG

Work Department

Serious crime.


In a career spanning 40 years, Mike has specialied 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 forensice issues with particular reference to shaken baby syndrome, medical malpractice and gross negligence manslaughter. He has been instructed by the Health and Saftety Executive in a number of prosecutions and has also defended in cases involving professional diciplinary 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

(Leading individuals)

Michael MackeyBurton Copeland LLP

Burton Copeland LLP handles work across the full spectrum of criminal law, from serious and organised crime to road traffic offences. Its road traffic department deals with cases ranging from routine offences to death by dangerous driving. The team acts for the Police Federation and handles investigations and proceedings against members of the medical profession. Louise Straw is noted for her expertise in sexual abuse and historic sexual assault cases. She jointly heads the practice with Gwyn Lewis and Daniel Weed, who focuses on representing police officers. Michael Mackey is also noted.