Michael Polak

Michael Polak

Michael Polak, (Call 2012), is a member of Church Court Chambers and practises in international law, serious crime, human rights, and strategic litigation. Prior to becoming Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee in 2022, Michael was President of Middle Temple Young Barrister’s Association and in the past, he has been the elected Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association’s Young Lawyers Committee where he started the annual judicial review competition and journal, the Young Human Rights Lawyer. Michael is on the Hall Committee of Middle Temple and is an elected member of the South-Eastern Circuit and the Bar Council.

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A plan of action for the Young Bar

Following the launch of the Life at the Young Bar report and a nationwide listening exercise, Michael Polak and Michael Harwood outline the Young Barristers’ Committee’s raft of initiatives designed to address your issues of concern 

12 May 2022

Chair of the Young Bar’s New Year message

In a critical year for the Young Bar, Michael Polak, the Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee, sets out his key pledges for 2022

11 February 2022
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As we look ahead to Justice Week 2022, the sustainability of the Criminal Bar remains a critical issue for the government to address

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