Tom Baker > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Tom Baker has significant experience in financial crime, having advised the Financial Services Authority on the investigation, charging and prosecution of unauthorised business offences, including the first criminal prosecution of an individual continuing to carry on regulated activities after being prohibited by the FSA.  He has also advised on investigations into offences of insider dealing. For most of 2011 Tom was instructed as one of three junior counsel to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, calling a significant proportion of the witnesses to the inquiry.  He has extensive knowledge of the background to the Francis Report and its recommendations, as well as a more general insight into the risks and opportunities that public inquiries present to core participants and witnesses. Tom’s other experience is in prosecuting and defending serious crime of all kinds, including conspiracy to supply controlled drugs, conspiracy to sell or transfer firearms and conspiracy to kidnap.   He is experienced in dealing with probe evidence, cell site evidence, and with issues of sensitivity in the context of disclosure. He has advised on the execution of letters of request in foreign jurisdictions and on the sifting of privileged material prior to seizure of documents by the police. He has extensive experience of confiscation proceedings, including at appellate level. Tom also acts for medical and other regulatory bodies in relation to fitness to practise and in criminal and civil jurisdictions. Tom is a member of the CPS Advocate Panel and the Serious Crime Group and Proceeds of Crime specialist panels, all at Level 3.


Called Middle Temple 2004.


Lawyers for Liberty; Young Fraud Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; registered with the Bar Council Public Access Directory; Public Access Bar Association (PABA).