Christopher Sallon QC
General and financial crime 2011/2012: R v Neil Greatrex (concluded April 2012) - defending former President of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers in large scale systematic fraud on miners charity. [Instructed by Brian Spiro, BCL Burton Copeland]; R v Anthony Ash (concluded December 2012) - defending Managing Director of Swiss based, UK company on charges of bribery in relation to award of multimillion pound contracts with Network Rail. [Instructed by Anthony Burton, Simons Muirhead and Burton]; R v Art Scheffer (scheduled for trial September 2012) - defending in multi-million pound corruption case arising from UN pharmaceutical programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Instructed by Aileen Colhoun, Hickman and Rose]; R v Leigh Greest and others (ongoing) - defending former banker in $15 million conspiracy to launder proceeds of theft from Commerzbank, Frankfurt. [Instructed by Edward Smyth, Sonn, McMillan, Walker]. Recent past cases: R v Ruby Thomas - manslaughter case arising from homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square [Instructed by Ross Dixon, Hickman and Rose]; R v Edward Erin - appeal on behalf of consultant, convicted of poisoning his mistress.[instructed by Anthony Burton, Simons Muirhead and Burton]; State v Karamath, and Ben-Dak - prosecuting conspiracy to defraud the State of Trinidad and Tobago by dishonestly arranging for a water supply contract to be awarded to a joint venture between various fraudulent companies and the State Water and Sewage Authority. [Instructed by the DPP, Trinidad and Tobago]; State v Franklin Khan - prosecuting former government minister on charges of bribery and corruption. [Instructed by the DPP, Trinidad and Tobago]. Current pre-trial advice work: Re: X. He is currently advising the directors of an international clothing manufacturer in a pre-charge bribery and corruption investigation. (Name of solicitor provided on request); Re: Y. Currently advising a sample group of insurance brokers on compliance under the Bribery Act 2010. (Name of solicitor provided on request). Recent regulatory work 2010/11: GMC v Tan - defending plastic surgeon on charges of professional misconduct; GMC v W - advising colorectal surgeon on judicial review from GMC findings. GDC v Gagoh - representing dental surgeon on charges of professional misconduct. Previous cases of note: R v Fisher (Jubilee Line fraud); R v Shaun Lynch (conspiracy to defraud Betfair); R v Graham Coutts - murder retrial after a successful appeal to the House of Lords. Medical issue: breath control/ accidental strangulation); R v Siôn Jenkins - charged with murder of foster daughter Billie Jo. Retrials involved multi-disciplinary and complex scientific and medical evidence. Acquitted after two re-trials. Appellate work includes: R v Powell, R v English (House of Lords) - redefining the doctrine of joint enterprise in murder; The State v Charles and others, Privy Council - joint enterprise in murder; R v Williams Yemoh and others - appeal on secondary party liability in murder/manslaughter; R v Cornwall - appeal on bias following service of journalist on jury in murder trial.
Called 1973; Gray's Inn; QC 1994; Recorder 1996; member Professional Conduct Committee Bar Council 2005-07; chairman Public Affairs Committee Bar Council 1998-2001; Bencher (Gray's Inn) 2002; specialist adviser to the Public Administration Select Committee of the House of Commons in relation to their Enquiry into Propriety and Honours, and appointed counsel to the Constitutional Affairs Committee's Enquiry into Party Funding 2007-08. Current directorships: Board member, Independent Advisory Committee; Forensic Science Service; NCARE (Charitable arm of National Campaign for the Arts). Publications of note: regular contributor and former board member 'Counsel Magazine'.
CBA; ARDL; SE Circuit.
Tiffin School Kinston-upon-Thames.
RAC Club, Garrick Club. Classical music, cycling, swimming.