Michelle Harding
  • Michelle Harding
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Michelle Harding


Michelle joined Johnson Astills in 2005 and qualified in 2008. She is an experienced Higher Court Advocate, regularly providing representation at the Youth, Magistrates and Crown Court. Michelle also provides advice and assistance at the Police Station. She also advises in relation to all aspects of Prison Law on a private paying basis.

Michelle specialises in all aspects of Criminal Defence including:

  • Public Order Offences
  • Knife Crime
  • Burglary and Theft
  • Assault
  • Drug Offences
  • Offences against Public Justice
  • Road Traffic Offences (including dangerous driving, careless driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink driving, drug driving, driving whilst disqualified, exceptional hardship arguments, failing to stop after an accident, new drivers, totting up, speeding)
  • Football related Offences and Football Banning Orders

Michelle also represents professionals in Fitness to Practise Hearings.

Professional Information

  • Duty Solicitor- Police Station and Magistrates Court
  • Member of the Solicitor’s Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA).
  • Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)

Team: Crime Team
Fitness to Practise Team