Susannah Stevens > 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

Susannah Stevens has an extensive criminal practice and is instructed to defend and prosecute in serious, complex cases covering the whole spectrum of criminal work, including murder, serious fraud, money laundering, drug trafficking, rape and child cruelty. She has particular expertise in difficult cross-examinations and representing those regarded as vulnerable, including those with mental health issues. Susannah is also regularly instructed in police discipline, Courts Martial, and prison law matters. Her police discipline work includes the successful abuse of process application arising from a delay in serving the regulation notice in a case of racial assault and abuse. The proceedings followed a Channel 4 Dispatches programme and recommendations by the IPCC. Advised concerning a potential civil action of misfeasance in public office and negligence involving the conduct of a joint branch board chairman of the Police Federation. The case involved complex, esoteric issues of vicarious liability of the Chief Constable, the definition of a police federation representative, potential conflicts of interest and breaches of funding rules. Representing a Metropolitan Police sergeant in relation to a claim of false imprisonment against the Chief Constable of Kent, arising from an incident on Christmas Eve when the officer was off duty and sought to assist a Kent officer with an arrest.

Career

Called Middle Temple 1997.

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association; Association of Young Fraud Lawyers; Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers; Public Access Bar Association (PABA); registered with the Bar Council Public Access Directory.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Police law (defendant)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Susannah StevensQEB Hollis WhitemanCourageous, eloquent and works tirelessly for her clients.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Susannah StevensQEB Hollis WhitemanAlways incredibly well prepared, and will argue every possible point for her clients. She is a brave advocate who can really make the difference to the outcome of an inquest.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Susannah StevensQEB Hollis WhitemanShe has all the skills and expertise that a real star at the Bar should have and achieves outstanding results. She pulls rabbits out of the hat. Susannah is first class and has a huge intellect and comprehension of complex legal issues, she is extremely tenacious and has outstanding tactical skills to identify and focus on the points that others would miss and is a smooth and compelling Advocate and fantastic with clients.