Michael Polak Wins International Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2021 Award

Today, Church Court Chambers barrister Michael Polak was awarded the prestigious International Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for 2021.

The award is presented to ‘a young lawyer who has shown not only excellence in their work and achievements in their career to date, but also a commitment to professional and ethical standards as well as a commitment to the larger community.’ 

Michael was recognised for his international and domestic legal work, which has encompassed some of the most important and high profile cases such as the Cyprus Rape Case (see here) work for the World Uyghur Congress, his work for the Somalia Journalists Syndicate, his work making submission for ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions, and his representation in serious criminal trials as well as his charitable work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Michael Polak acceptance speech video can be viewed here.

Michael Polak can be instructed in criminal and human rights matters both internationally and within England and Wales by contacting Church Court Chambers’ clerking team by phone on 020 7936 3637 or email clerks@churchcourtchambers.co.uk

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