Michael Polak has been instructed to represent the British businessman Alan Smith who is incarcerated in Belarus. This role has involved communicating with Alan’s family, his Belarussian Lawyer, and the British Embassy in Minsk and seeking to ensure that Alan is not mistreated and that he is returned to the United Kingdom immediately following the end of his sentence. Michael travelled to Belarus in 2017 to attend Alan’s trial in Glubokoye in northern Belarus.

The Ferret, Scottish award-winning investigative journalism platform has written about the case and Michael’s involvement here and Michael can be contracted by emailed about this case or any other matters on m.polak@churchcourtchambers.co.uk