Michael Herford

Michael Herford profile
Michael Herford


Michael Herford is a ‘stand out practitioner’ and ‘the name to note for fraud cases’ (Legal 500 2021). Michael was a finalist in the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2021 and was noted as ‘a truly excellent solicitor: charismatic, energetic and engaging’  (Legal 500 2020) and a ‘recommended lawyer’  (Legal 500 2022).

Michael specialises in criminal law and is dedicated to representing clients on a wide range of the most serious and complex cases, often involving multiple defendants, many of which have been reported in the national press over the years.

Due to his consistently accurate legal advice, he ensures the majority of investigations he is instructed to defend are discontinued. However, if his clients are charged, Michael will ensure the highest quality of representation where no stone is left unturned to seek an acquittal, or if guilty, that the minimum possible sentence is imposed by the court. As part of his meticulous preparation to present his client’s case, he will hand-pick specialist Counsel to provide the most formidable defence available.

'Michael Herford has an outstanding ability to instil complete confidence in even the most difficult of clients. He is utterly dedicated and provides savvy and realistic advice. A street fighter disguised as an amiable and affable gent' (Legal 500 2023).

Michael goes above and beyond, as standard.


Michael's robust approach has led to an enviable track-record of acquittals in the following areas:

  • Cyber Crime: Computer Misuse Act offences; Hacking; Malware & phishing offences; Spreading viruses, Identify theft; DDOS attacks & Botnets
  • Murder
  • Assault: Grievous Bodily Harm and other associated offences
  • Public Order Offences: Freedom of speech; protests; and riots & violent disorder
  • Sexual Offences
  • Drugs: Possession; possession with intent to supply; and drugs importation conspiracies
  • Fraud: White collar, identification & online
  • Theft: Robbery and burglary
  • Firearms Offences
  • Kidnap
  • Money Laundering

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association
  • Member of The Law Society
  • Member of the Interlaw Diversity Forum
  • Member of the Asian Lawyers Association