Michael joined as a Partner at Stokoe Partnership Solicitors Manchester Office in 2020.

Michael Sophocleous, initially based in the City of London but more recently in the North-West of England, has defended in some of the largest fraud and serious crime cases in recent history, including matters prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the National Crime Agency, the Financial Conduct Authority, Trading Standards and the Crown Prosecution Service Complex Case Unit. He also has extensive experience defending large scale conspiracy to supply drugs and money laundering cases and is a specialist in all aspects of The Proceeds of Crime Act, from cash seizure/forfeiture in the Magistrates’ Court and confiscation in the Crown Court through to civil recovery in the High Court.

Michael often advises medical professionals in GMC and GDC matters as well as CQC compliance and HMRC investigations into medical practices.

Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of motoring law, from “totting up” to death by dangerous driving.

Whilst based in Manchester, Michael has established a national and international client base.

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06 Jan 2021

The Law Commission’s Proposed Reform of Misconduct in Public Office – Michael Sophocleous

Partner Michael Sophocleous examines the Law Commission’s proposed reform to the current common-law offence of misconduct in public office and assesses its merits, in Lawyer Monthly.

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06 Jan 2021

The Law Commission’s Proposed Reform of Misconduct in Public Office – Michael Sophocleous