Highly regarded in the market. Peers say: “He is very good. He has independence of mind, and is brave and courageous.”
Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2015

Works tirelessly in terms of the service he produces.
Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2014

Sources are quick to recognise the high quality of his work.
Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2012



Michael Brunskill is the head of Brunskill. He qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has practised exclusively in criminal, fraud and regulatory sector since that date. He has been recognised by the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as a leader in his field since 2009 and is currently ranked in Band 1 of leaders in the field of financial crime (outside of London).

Michael has extensive experience across the range of criminal, fraud and regulatory work. He undertakes all types of work in these areas and also supervises every aspect of the firm’s activities.

Michael has particular experience of advising corporates and senior individuals in relation to complex criminal and fraud matters. This includes international crime, corruption, money laundering, tax investigations and banking, securities and investment frauds. He has dealt with all of the UK’s main law enforcement authorities including the SFO, FCA, BERR, HMRC and CPS. He also represents professionals who are the subjects of disciplinary inquiries by their professional regulators.

Michael is a Grade A supervisor for publicly funded VHCC cases.

Professional memberships

Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP)
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)

Honours & Awards

  • Chambers UK 2015: Leader in the field (fraud)
  • Chambers UK 2014: Leader in the field (fraud)
  • Chambers UK 2013: Leader in the field (fraud)
  • Chambers UK 2012: Leader in the field (fraud)