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Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
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Philip specialises in serious general and corporate crime, regulation and sports law. ln his career he has defended Levi Bellfield for multiple murders, represented one of the Pakistan cricketers charged with match fixing and is currently defending a complex SFO bribery and corruption case. He recently defended a police officer charged with corruption and a GP charged with sexual offences. Philip is regularly instructed for companies and individuals who are not defendants but who require advice relating to matters such as fraud, potential criminal liability rising from corporate activities, confiscation and compensation. He was recently instructed by two corporates and four individual defendants in a market abuse trial taking place in lndia. He has regularly been instructed to appear in cases involving serious sexual allegations and homicide. He led for the prosecution in the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary, and in a major Metropolitan Police operation involving multiple defendants accused of laundering money from organised crime. He prosecuted R v Ali Dizaei (the Metropolitan Police Commander convicted of perverting the course of justice) and recently led in a €60 million money laundering case. He has extensive experience of appearing before regulatory and sports tribunals. ln August 2017 he was appointed independent Head of Rugby Judiciary for the RFU. He appears on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority and the Gambling Commission before their regulatory panels.




Silk 2016. Call 1995. LLB (Hons) (University of Wales); MA (Southampton)


Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; British Association for Sport and Law; Criminal Bar Association


University of Cardiff (LLB Hons); Southampton University (MA in criminal justice).


Rugby Union; cricket; shooting (clay pigeon); music, including playing the trumpet.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Evans QCQEB Hollis WhitemanIncredibly bright and his cross-examinations are fantastic.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Evans QCQEB Hollis WhitemanA great advocate, charming, unflappable and very able. A measured yet strong cross-examiner.