Michael Hayton QC

Michael Hayton QC

"Highly knowledgeable and professional. He has outstanding advocacy skills." 

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1993 QC: 2013
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Michael Hayton QC’s practice in silk is primarily defending clients as part of our Criminal Defence, Criminal Regulatory and Professional Discipline teams. He also prosecutes in both criminal and regulatory cases. He regularly defends both corporate and individual clients in cases involving fatalities and cases of the utmost complexity. Michael is regularly involved in cases pre-charge in order to assist in providing appropriate direction for his clients case preparation.

After many years acting on behalf of the GMC, Michael now defends and is approved counsel for the major medical insurers. He has acted in cases involving serious misconduct and cases of deficient performance involving complicated medical expert issues.

Michael is leader of the Northern Circuit and has been recommended for many years by both Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

Michael accepts Direct Access instructions.

What Others Say:

“Very experienced across a panoply of criminal matters.” – Legal 500 2017

“He is an exceptional jury advocate and judges warm to him.” – Legal 500 2016

“very, very good advocate,’ who, ‘because he comes from a cut and thrust criminal background, knows how to examine a witness and to impress a jury.” – Chambers UK 2013

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