Fallon Alexis > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
1-2 LAURENCE POUNTNEY HILL
LONDON
EC4R 0EU
England
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Position

Fallon’s experience of complex financial crime includes serious fraud, bribery and corruption, false accounting, money laundering, tax and duty evasion (including civil fraud investigations conducted by the HRMC). Her recent work in this area has included; Advising individuals pre interview and charge in relation to large scale international fraud investigations; Advising companies and individuals in relation to challenges to search warrants and seizure of documents; Being led junior defending in a large and complex fraud and money laundering case at Southwark Crown Court, which resulted in her client being acquitted on all counts; Reviewing documents in preparation for and/or anticipation of criminal litigation; Instructed as Independent Counsel in a multi-jurisdictional SFO. This role required consideration and determination as to whether documents matter involving investigations by the DOJ and were subject to legal professional privilege; Being instructed by HMRC (as junior alone and as led junior) in appeals before the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chambers). These cases involve complex allegations of missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud where HMRC have denied repayment of VAT; Advising and assisting a leading international financial institution. In this capacity, Fallon liaised with bankers, senior executives and financial crime analysts. She dealt with issues such as KYC and due diligence, secrecy jurisdiction complexities, cross-platform banking issues, bearer shares, corroboration regarding Source of Wealth and Source of Funds and mandatory regulatory requirements surrounding Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs). Fallon also trained bankers on their regulatory requirements and practical ways to ensure adherence to the 2007 Money Laundering Regulations.

Fallon prosecutes and defends regularly in the Crown Court, at first instance and on appeal, and is recognised for the passion and dedication she puts into her caseload. Her reputation as a rising star has enabled her to gain experience far beyond her level of call.

Career

Called 2008; Inner Temple.

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association; Young Fraud Lawyers Association; Inner Temple Qualifying Sessions Committee; British Association for Sport and Law; Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; and Social Mobility Committee of The Bar Council.

Education

  • LLB – First Class
  • Bar vocational course – Very Competent
  • Major Scholarship – Inner Temple
  • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship – Inner Temple

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Fallon AlexisQEB Hollis WhitemanShe handles serious cases, primarily for the defence.