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QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Early career largely defending in fraud including: Guinness, North Sea oil and Channel Tunnel corruption. As First Senior Treasury Counsel: high profile terrorism, serious fraud and terrorist funding, official secrets, serious crime, corruption and public law cases. Practise now predominantly private defence: corporate and financial crime, inquests and inquiries, health and safety and corporate manslaughter, medical gross negligence, public law. ln 2017 and 2016 represented: director of Alstom, senior executive of Rolls Royce, senior executive of the Airbus subsidiary EADS, Chevron oil, large construction company at inquest, senior Glaxo executive, senior surgeon, a large financial institution, FCA in its largest insider dealing case. He has also: advised BP re ln Amenas inquest, carried out the 2014 lndependent Review into Corruption in the Stephen Lawrence Case (having prosecuted the 2012 trial), acted for Bruce Hall (Alba Bahrain corruption), OFT cartel prosecution, Wonga, Google, and in Tchenguiz/SFO judicial review. 


2006- 2008 First Senior Treasury Counsel 2004-2015 Recorder 2010 -2015 Deputy High Court Judge 2010 -2016 SFO Approved Counsel List





Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Ellison QCQEB Hollis WhitemanA class act with a fantastic legal brain; judges love him.

QEB Hollis Whiteman‘s members garner praise from solicitors for their ‘impressive range of experience defending and prosecuting in cases brought by both the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority‘. Multiple members of the set continue to act in long-running trials concerning the SFO’s investigation into Alstom; Peter Finnigan QC is representing the SFO in the prosecution of the Alstom group of companies. Also of note, Mark Ellison QC has been representing a former senior employee of Rolls-Royce (pre-charge and up to the discontinuation of the SFO’s investigation in February 2019) following the company’s deferred prosecution agreement in 2017.