Michael Mansfield QC was called to the Bar in 1967. He then established Tooks Chambers in 1984 and became Queen’s Counsel in 1989.
Michael has represented defendants in criminal trials, appeals and inquiries in some of the most controversial legal cases the country has seen, particularly where issues of Civil Liberty have arisen.
Besides his legal work, Michael is also a Trustee of the mental health Charity, SOS Silence of Suicide , which he founded in 2015 with his wife Yvette.
Michael has represented the family of Stephen Lawrence both in the private prosecution for murder and the Public Inquiry and the families of victims at the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Derry and London. He also chaired an Inquiry into the “Shoot to Kill” policy in the North of Ireland at Cullyhanna.