Rhys Meggy > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
1-2 LAURENCE POUNTNEY HILL
LONDON
EC4R 0EU
England
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Position

Rhys Meggy both prosecutes and defends, often appearing alone in complex and serious cases as well as advising pre-charge in the fields of financial crime, regulation and general crime. Much of his work involves allegations of criminality or regulatory Impropriety in the course of business on the part of professional people and corporates. His recent work has included cases of: bribery and corruption; tax evasion; insolvency offences; anticompetitive behaviour; serious fraud and false accounting; money laundering (both inside and outside the regulated sector); health and safety offences; environmental offences; and regulatory misconduct in the financial services sector. He also has particular experience of considering the adequacy of preventative systems and controls and policies and procedures. During 2015-2016, while maintaining his practice in court, he was seconded as counsel to the anti-financial crime department of a leading investment bank being subjected to regulatory scrutiny. He regularly advised on the efficacy and enhancement of systems and controls across the fields of anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, and the new corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Prior to joining QEB Hollis Whiteman, Rhys worked at an offshore law firm in the British Virgin lslands. Rhys has presented on a variety of topics relating to corporate and financial crime and financial services regulation, particularly with regard to bribery, the facilitation of tax evasion, money laundering and regulatory misconduct.

 

Career

 

Call, 2009. BVC, BPP. LLB, London School of Economics

Languages

Native Welsh.

Memberships

Financial Services Lawyers’ Association; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association; Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association;

Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association; Criminal Bar Association

Education

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf; The London School of Economics (LLB Law); BPP Law School (BVC); Inner Temple, Exhibition Award and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Rhys MeggyQEB Hollis WhitemanA commanding advocate whose client handling skills are also very good.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Rhys MeggyQEB Hollis WhitemanHe is bright, witty, all over the details and calm in the face of adversity.