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Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Mark Aldred specialises in criminal and regulatory work. In the criminal field, he conducts some of the most serious cases in the criminal calendar including murder and terrorism, both in the Court of Appeal and the Old Bailey. In the regulatory field he specialises in looking after the interests of professionals in their disciplinary tribunals including Police Disciplinary Tribunals, The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, The Nursing and Midwifery Council, The General Medical Council and The General Dental Council. He has particular prominence and expertise in police-related matters and has been recommended as a leading junior in this area. He represents officers at coroners’ inquests and misconduct hearings across the country. He is currently advising firearms officers in relation to the Raoul Moat shootings, representing an officer in the fatal shooting of two bank robbers and is leading a pilot scheme for the Police Federation of England and Wales in relation to misconduct matters. He has extensive expertise in RIPA-related matters and matters relating to surveillance of employees. He has represented both a police force and a fire service in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, and appeared in the leading case of C v Secretary of State and a Police Authority. He wrote the Metropolitan Police Service’s policy on surveillance in misconduct matters and has advised the Greater London Authority upon the same topic. He is also a regular speaker at the Covert Policing Conference and has presented to the Association of Police Lawyers. He also advises and presents upon the National Debriefers’ Course regarding supergrass evidence and SOCPA.


Part-time lecturer at University College London 1996-98, won the university placement to work for a US law firm for two consecutive years in 1992 and 1993; Metropolitan Police Sergeant in 1991.


Passable Spanish.


Registered with the Bar Council Public Access Directory; Public Access Bar Association (PABA).


Canon Slade Grammar School; University College London; Inns of Court BVC; Middle Temple Lloyd Jacob memorial prize winner.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Police law (defendant)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Mark AldredQEB Hollis WhitemanA remarkable advocate with an unparalleled tactical approach to cases.