Mike Balmer is an excellent, hard working, thorough and client-focused solicitor who is great to work with.Legal 500 2022
Michael Balmer is incredibly personable with his clients and works very hard to try and make them feel very supported.Legal 500 2022
Diligent and thorough.Legal 500 2022
Michael is a partner, specialising in financial and business crime.
He has represented individuals and corporate bodies subject to investigation and prosecution by organisations including the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, NCA and CPS and has defended in some of the biggest and high-profile fraud cases prosecuted in this country.
He is regularly called to assist clients facing offences such as (conspiracy to commit) fraud, fraudulent trading, money laundering, bribery and corruption and other regulatory offences, as well as advising clients and providing training on anti-money laundering and anti-bribery legislation.
His expertise extends into civil proceedings such as Account Freezing Orders, restraint and confiscation proceedings as well as director disqualification proceedings. He represents those individuals and businesses being investigated by regulatory bodies such as the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for data breaches and data misuse.
During his time as an experienced Magistrates' Court advocate, Michael has also developed expertise in liquor licensing, as well as a wide range of local authority prosecutions and defending motoring prosecutions for individuals and corporate bodies.