Philip Mcghee > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Philip McGhee prosecutes and defends, alone and as a led junior, general crime (including: sexual offences, firearms offences, controlled drugs offences, violence, dishonesty and public order offences) and serious and organised crime, (including: conspiracies, money-laundering and fraud). He has experience in large-scale restraint, confiscation and forfeiture proceedings, and in matters of disclosure and public interest immunity. Philip practises in the professional regulatory and disciplinary fields, acting for regulatory bodies and for professionals facing disciplinary or conduct hearings, particularly in the medical, nursing and care-related professions (General Medical Council; Nursing and Midwifery Council; Health Professions Council) as well as the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Philip also prosecutes and defends in trading standards work, including in counterfeit goods cases and matters involving alleged unfair trading and false or misleading business advertising. He has also represented clients facing prosecution for breaches of fire safety and workplace safety regulations. Awarded the Reid Scholarship and Prince of Wales Scholarship and Senior Award by Gray’s Inn.


Called Gray’s Inn, 2003. Admitted to Cayman Islands Bar, Philip practised for two years as an attorney in the Cayman Islands (2007-2009), where he defended in criminal cases across the spectrum, including attempted murder, rape, drugs trafficking and serious violence. His work developed a particular emphasis on gang-related firearms offences and the handling of expert evidence in the fields of firearms discharge residue analysis, DNA and forensic pathology.


Criminal Bar Association; Young Fraud Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Health and Safety Lawyers Association; Public Access Bar Association; registered with the Bar Council Public Access Directory; Bar Pro Bono Unit volunteer panel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Philip McGheeQEB Hollis WhitemanPhil is a very able junior with good technical skills. He is also extremely personable and a pleasure to work with.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Philip McGheeQEB Hollis WhitemanPhilip is incredibly gifted as an advocate, with a calming and effective client manner and a first-rate legal brain. From a solicitor’s perspective Philip is a delight to deal with – personable, analytical, responsive and efficient.