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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Fax:
Fax 0121 606 1501
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16075 BIRMINGHAM
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Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London

Mark Heywood QC

Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Email:
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)

Work Department

Criminal law; corporate crime.

Position

Described as a silk clients ‘would instruct without hesitation’, Mark Heywood is highly experienced in presenting the most complex and demanding cases. He prosecutes and defends, being instructed by CPS Special Crime, Central Fraud Group and regional Complex Casework Units as well as defence firms across the country. Notable cases include: commercial fraud: Operation Foamy – multi-million pound ‘boiler room’ fraud investigated by FSA; R v Al Haq & others – alteration of title deeds at Land Registry allowing fraudsters to use victims’ homes as collateral for loans; Operation Fraxwood – multi-million pound tax and VAT fraud; Operation Acumen – contract pricing fraud on a police authority; Operations Ply & Destiny – multi-million pound mortgage fraud joined with conspiracy to present false evidence to pervert the trial. Corruption, misconduct in public office: Operations Wasp & Spoke – lengthy undercover investigation and prosecution of corrupt police officer supplying operational intelligence to criminals; R v Morgan – police officer soliciting corrupt payment to end a prosecution; R v ‘D’ – prosecution of a member of Special Forces; R v Lee & others – corruption and theft of tank and other armoured vehicle equipment from MoD. Homicide, firearms: R v L – murder, extensive expert evidence on provocation and causation; Operation Precept – drug gang ‘turf’ shooting; R v Grant & Wheeler – machine gun at hang violent disorder. Sexual offences: R v Kaci & others – human trafficking from Easter Europe; R v Ali & others, R v Khan – rapes of young and vulnerable victims groomed by gangs; R v H & S – ‘punishment rape’ of Muslim woman. Regulatory offences: health and safety fatalities; pollution (noise and toxic substances); planning enforcement.

Career

Called to the Bar 1986; attorney General’s ‘A’ list of prosecuting counsel; QC 2012.

Member

Criminal Bar Association.

Education

LLB Hons.


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

Mark Heywood QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHighly recommended for a purview of serious criminal matters.

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