Michael Cope is a Special Counsel with McKays Solicitors, a Queensland based law firm having offices in Brisbane, Mackay, the Gold Coast and the Surat Basin.
Michael commenced his legal career at a well known Brisbane legal firm specialising in criminal law where he assisted representing the Queensland Police Union before the Fitzgerald Inquiry. These days he practices in commercial litigation, mainly building disputes.
Michael has a long standing interest in civil liberties issues and has been active in the Council and other human rights related organisations for most of his adult life.
Michael was vice-president of the Queensland Council of Civil Liberties between 1999 and 2005, and president from 2005 to 2012. Michael was re-elected president in October 2013.