Katherine Buckle > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
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Katherine practises in domestic and international crime, specialising in business crime, extradition and human rights. She appears for both the prosecution and the defence, primarily in the Crown Court. Katherine was part of the team representing British-Canadian businessman Victor Dahdaleh, who was acquitted in December 2013 at Southwark Crown Court of all eight counts relating to allegations of multi-million dollar corruption in Bahrain after the Crown offered no evidence. Katherine was recently instructed as disclosure reviewing counsel by the Competition and Markets Authority in relation to a criminal cartel investigation. Katherine has completed two secondments in white-collar crime departments at Norton Rose Fulbright and BCL Burton Copeland. Katherine has significant experience in international crime and human rights law. Having worked on the prosecution of Popovic et al at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Katherine is now part of the legal team instructed to investigate, and prepare of a report detailing, human rights abuses in a Middle Eastern country. She is regularly instructed in appeals in capital cases (both death penalty and non death penalty) before the Privy Counsel and other jurisdictions.


Called 2009; Lincoln’s Inn. Before joining chambers, Katherine worked as a legal advisor in Texas, where she assisted in the defence of capital murder cases at both trial and the appellate stages. Prior to that, she was based in The Hague where she worked for the Association of Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia as a legal assistant. Katherine has also worked as a legal assistant in law firms in France and Spain. More recently, Katherine worked at Kingsley Napley Solicitors LLP. As a paralegal, she was involved in a variety of criminal, fraud and regulatory work.


French, Spanish and Italian.


Chatham House; Criminal Bar Association, Young Fraud Lawyers Association, International Association of Young Lawyers – AIJA; International Bar Association; Extradition Lawyers Association; Bar Human Rights Committee; British Insitute of International and Comparative Law.