Selva Ramasamy > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Selva is a specialist in cases involving professionals charged in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. His principal focus is financial crime, and cases involving doctors (and other healthcare professionals), particularly those involving complex technical issues. He has wide experience in GMC, GDC, GCC, HCPC and GOstC cases including appeals to the High Court. He is regularly instructed in prosecutions and regulatory cases involving legal professionals. He also specialises in representing police officers in disciplinary proceedings. He has substantial experience in cases of fraud involving banks, companies, financial advisers and share dealing, as well as in the healthcare sector. He has expertise in health and safety cases, and those involving general crime including sexual allegations. He also represents interested parties in complex inquests. Recent criminal cases include defending a doctor against allegations of sexual assault; defending an osteopath against allegations of sexual assault; SRA private prosecutions under the Solicitors Act and the Legal Services Act; defending an actress/ producer in the first prosecution for fraudulent claims for film tax credit; defending a sub-postmaster accused of trading in counterfeit stamps; defending a CEO in a prosecution for making misleading statements to the market in the largest fraud on the Alternative investment Market. Recent disciplinary cases include defending an osteopath against allegations of sexual assault during the course of examinations; representing a police officer in disciplinary proceedings arising out of a death in custody; an inquiry into a series of exposure prone procedures leading to the largest “look back” exercise in NHS history; and an inquiry into a fatality arising from conflicting opinions about the use of alternative remedies. Recent inquests include acting for the family of a Royal Navy officer who died in a fall from a warship; acting for a company in relation to a workplace electrocution; and acting for a police officer in relation to a death in custody.




Called lnner Temple 1992. Recorder 2009. Member of the Bar Standards Board Prosecuting Counsel Panel for Disciplinary Hearings.


Elected member of the Bar Council (1997-2000); Criminal Bar Association committee (1997-2000 and 2008-09); British Association of Sport and Law; Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers; Health and Safety Lawyers Association; registered with the Bar Council Public Access Directory; Public Access Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Selva Ramasamy QCQEB Hollis WhitemanHe has in-depth experience with cases at the interface of regulatory and criminal law so is well-suited for cases that may have commenced as a regulatory matter but face the risk of becoming a criminal prosecution.

QEB Hollis Whiteman ‘has a long tradition of presenting cases for healthcare regulators and its members demonstrate the concomitant strength in depth and experience‘, although, like the set’s criminal presence (which positions it well for parallel criminal and regulatory investigations), its members do not exclusively prosecute. Selva Ramasamy QC represents the General Dental Council (GDC) in a case against a self-representing dentist, who facing a lengthy charge sheet, is alleged to have attempted to burgle files from the GDC’s solicitors, Blake Morgan LLP. Before the same regulator, Alexandra Felix successfully defended the founder of sports mouthguard manufacturer Opro; the regulator alleged that the fitting of the guards amounted to practising dentistry.