Nick Corsellis > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Nicholas Corsellis is a highly respected leading counsel whose abilities have allowed him to develop a multi-disciplined practice. His advocacy is extremely attractive and professional and lay clients appreciate his direct and clear approach packaged with diplomacy and courtesy. He is a recognised specialist in high-profile cases ranging from murder, armed robbery and fraud, for example, representing the first defendant at trial in the 2016 Hatton Garden Jewellery Heist, the organiser of the £40 million Graff jewellery robbery, the first defendant the Victoria Station Murder, the Latvian serial rapist and murderer Dembovskis and a 15 year old contract killer (R v G). He has a wealth of experience dealing with sophisticated multi-million pound frauds over the last 15 years and his experience and talents have allowed him to vary his areas of practice to include advising on FCA prosecutions for the defence. He is accredited as a Grade 4 Prosecutor for the CPS and is one of the few specialist rape prosecutors; Nick also defends allegations of sexual crime on a privately instructed basis. He is also sought after to deal with GMC/GDC work and has a niche speciality in sports corruption and regularly appears at the Court of Arbitration of Sport in such cases.


Criminal Bar Association




Haileybury College; Buckingham University LLB Hons Law (1991).


Skiing – started up Ski Verbier in 1992/3 – keen Alpine and Telemark skier when time permits. Tennis – Competing in the Mens Open LTA/Aegon tennis league 2014; Cycling – Previously entered the Etape du Tour. Keen cook; Menus range from French to Malaysian and Thai!

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London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘pre-eminent’ criminal and regulatory chambers in the UK, ‘big hitterQEB Hollis Whiteman has ‘a number of real star performers’ ‘from top to bottom’ whose cases are ‘rarely out of the headlines’. Chambers ‘continues to produce stars of the future’, and its strength in depth and ‘dedication to quality’ can be seen in its pupils, ‘who are amongst the most impressively trained at the London Bar’. Since the publication of our last guide, Nick Corsellis took silk in 2019 and Anne Whyte joined from Atlantic Chambers on the Northern Circuit. Described as ‘an efficient, commercial machine’, the clerks’ room is ‘at the top of its game’, led by ‘quality operators’ senior clerk Chris Emmings and first junior Faye Patis. ‘Leading the pack of new breed senior clerks’, Emmings is ‘wonderful and straightforward’ to deal with, and ‘always very approachable if issues do arise’. The ‘charismatic’ Patis is ‘one of the top clerks in London’ and is respected by barristers, fellow clerks, and solicitors alike. Second junior David O’Sullivan is ‘the junior clerk to watch’; ‘he is able to quickly grasp the issues of a case and secure the best possible counsel, even at short notice’. Diary clerks James Booth and Jonathan Wagstaff ‘provide brilliant support’ and junior clerk Sam Window is ‘very good’. Stacey Hunt is chambers manager. Offices in: London