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Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill


Louis is one of the most in-demand juniors at the criminal bar. With an international reputation for incisive analysis and strategic vision, his client base includes FTSE companies, banks and leaders in a range of corporate sectors. In 2013, he became the first London junior in a generation to be admitted to the Hong Kong bar. His other practice areas include contempt of court proceedings, extradition and human rights law. Louis is an expert in the field of corporate investigations, in particular in relation to multi-jurisdictional investigations involving the UK, US and Europe. In England, he was a natural choice for inclusion in what was described as ‘one of the most powerful legal teams ever assembled by the Crown in a criminal case’ in the litigation arising out of the Parliamentary expenses scandal. He has acted in numerous cases in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Recent and ongoing cases include: London Whale Affair (arising from JP Morgan’s annoucement of a US$ 2 billion loss in 2012); Ibrahim v UK (concerning whether the questioning of terrorist suspects under domestic legislation violated Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights); HKSAR v Kwok and Others (the largest corruption and bribery trial in Hong Kong); and Attorney General v Davey (contempt of court by jurors).


Called 1997. Appointed Junior Treasury Counsel 2009. Senior Treasury Counsel 2015. Queen’s Counsel 2017.


University of Leeds, BA (Hons) (First Class), History.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Louis Mably QC6KBW College HillLouis is quite simply the cleverest man at the criminal Bar. He is the first choice for the CPS and Attorney General for appellate work involving knotty legal problems. He is in another league when it comes to legal argument. His low key style lulls defendants into a false sense of security. What a legend.