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Edward Brown QC

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QEB Hollis Whiteman (Chambers of Mark Ellison QC)


Edward Brown QC has an outstanding practice in general and corporate criminal law, and in related areas (regulatory, health and safety, inquests, Public lnquiries), chiefly at the Central Criminal Court where for 14 years until 2014 he was Treasury Counsel (7 years as Senior Treasury Counsel). Since completing his Treasury Counsel appointment he has increasingly been instructed in business crime investigations, for both the prosecution and defence. He has prosecuted and defended in many of the most notable and sensitive cases, including murder, corporate, political, police and individual corruption and fraud, corporate manslaughter, terrorism, police and political corruption, and export control evasion. ln particular he is the lead criminal QC in the current prosecution brought by the SFO against Barclays and its senior executives arising out of the 2008 capital raising. Recently he successfully prosecuted Ben Butler for the killing of his daughter Ellie and was instructed by the Attorney General of lsle of Man to conduct the disciplinary proceedings against the former Attorney General. He is the lead counsel at the lndependent lnquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (lICSA, formerly the "Goddard lnquiry") acting for the CPS. He acted for a multinational corporate in a recent DPA negotiation and acts for JCB on H&S cases. He was lead counsel in a recent carbon monoxide corporate manslaughter case and prosecuted in the Mark Duggan shooting case (and was involved in the lnquest). Other cases include the murder of Robert Troyan, a socialite murdered by financial advisor David Jeffs, the double child killing by their father (Say); defending in "Cash for Peerages" police inquiry and MPs expenses (acting for the Labour Party - no charges brought);was lead counsel in the leading case on anonymity of witnesses (Mayers); Barot (the ‘dirty bomb Al Qaeda terrorist, the highest ranking AQ leader prosecuted in UK) and the Stockwell gang shooting of the five year old Thusha. He called reportedly the youngest ever witness in a murder trial (aged 4). ln the past has been instructed in many of the most important and significant cases including Matrix Churchill, the Dome Robbery, Rigg Approach corruption, Blue Arrow, Birmingham Six officers and Zeebrugge corporate manslaughter (the ferry disaster). He has advised Attorneys General on numerous cases and was consulted by the then Solicitor General (and has given seminars) on Deferred Prosecution Agreements. He lectures young gang members in South London on the consequences of joint enterprise gang violence and is a trustee of Growing Against Violence (GAV). He is head of the Crime Group at QEB Hollis Whiteman. 



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Edward Brown QC - QEB Hollis WhitemanOne of the best prosecutors in the country: unflappable, understated and devastatingly effective.

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