His Honour Judge Michael Hopmeier is a Circuit Judge at Kingston-on-Thames Crown Court, England
Michael was called to the Bar 1974, Middle Temple. He is a Master of the Bench at Middle Temple, a visiting Professor at City University, London, an Honorary Professor at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and Judicial member of the International Committee of the Judicial College. Since 2008 Michael has been a lecturer and tutor at the Judicial College and continues training Judges in confiscation. In 2017 he was appointed Director of the Long and Complex Trials Course for Judges in England and Wales.
Before his full-time appointment, Michael had been a barrister for over 30 years acting for the Prosecution and the Defence, specialising latterly in economic crime related cases. He also advised and acted in civil commercial cases, including drafting commercial agreements for financial institutions.