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Chambers of Mark Ellison QC

1-2 LAURENCE POUNTNEY HILL, LONDON, EC4R 0EU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7933 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7929 3732
DX:
858 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.qebholliswhiteman.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

With a β€˜wealth of talent’, QEB Hollis Whiteman offers β€˜excellent service across the board at all levels’ and is highly recommended for white collar crime, fraud, confiscation, regulatory matters and sex offences cases. The set is β€˜very commercially astute’ and β€˜all barristers are very personable and capable’. Senior clerk Chris Emmings is β€˜particularly helpful and experienced in dealing with very large cases where agreeing fees and other financial arrangements can be less than straightforward’. First junior Faye Patis has β€˜an excellent clerking manner and is well liked by clients’. According to one solicitor, the pair β€˜deserve special praise for their ability to suggest suitable counsel for each case after listening carefully to the requirements’. Second junior clerk David O’Sullivan is also recommended by solicitors for his β€˜efficiency and responsiveness’. Stacey Hunt is chambers manager. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

QEB Hollis Whiteman

QEB Hollis Whiteman’s members have appeared defending or prosecuting in some of 2017’s most high-profile corporate crime cases. Various members have been involved in various trials as part of the SFO’s investigation into Alstom and its employees; Mark Ellison QC represented the former head of compliance in a trial concerning alleged corruption in the procurement of the Budapest Metro and David Spens QC acted for a sales manager in a case concerning a Lithuanian power station refurbishment.

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Adrian Darbishire QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Fully deserving of his place at the top of the white-collar crime Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Ellison QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜An excellent silk with wide-ranging experience who adds great value to each instruction.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Finnigan QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜His bags of experience of both defending and prosecuting for the SFO give him great perspective.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Boyce QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A superb case strategist, with a second-to-none bedside manner.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Spens QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A real heavyweight silk with immense experience – his eye for detail is superb.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sean Larkin QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A really hands-on, hardworking silk who instantly puts clients at ease and instils absolute confidence.’

Ranked: tier 3
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Jason Mansell - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A very well-regarded junior with unrivalled experience of both sides of the FCA fence.’

Ranked: tier 2

Rachna Gokani - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Extremely conscientious, perceptive and bright.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ben Fitzgerald - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Clearly destined for great things – he analyses problems carefully and is very diplomatic with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jocelyn Ledward - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Very clever and hardworking, she has an easy and listenable manner in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Aldred - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A real grafter with good common sense, he fights his clients’ corner aggressively but politely.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Raudnitz - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜So hardworking; solicitors don’t understand how he produces the results he does.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rhys Meggy - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A bright, charming and eloquent junior.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Broomfield - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Hardworking, diligent and sensible – silks trust him completely.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Doble - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A highly intelligent and confident junior with substantial experience of commercial crime at the highest level.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

QEB Hollis Whiteman

QEB Hollis Whiteman both defends and prosecutes, and has strong relationships with leading private defence firms and the CPS. William Boyce QC and Philip McGhee prosecuted a former television producer who was convicted of attempting to pay an undercover policeman Β£150,000 to murder his partner. Meanwhile, Philip Stott prosecuted far-right serial internet troll Joshua Bonehill-Paine, who received the statutory maximum sentence of two years for racially aggravated harassment directed to Luciana Berger MP.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Eleanor Laws QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜An expert tactician with unparalleled knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Jeremy QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜One of the best cross-examiners in the business.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Spens QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜His eye for detail is superb and he has a really great manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Boyce QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜His advocacy brings words to life, creating empathy in juries.’

Ranked: tier 2

Zoe Johnson QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜She has a firm, clear advocacy style which comes over extremely effectively with juries without overawing them.’

Ranked: tier 2

Crispin Aylett QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Time and time again, he proves himself to be at the very top of the pile.’

Ranked: tier 3

Edward Brown QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜One of the best prosecutors in the country: unflappable, understated and devastatingly effective.’

Ranked: tier 3

Philip Evans QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Excellent with clients, dependable and thorough in his preparation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Peter Finnigan QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A really effective advocate who never backs away from a fight, but always with utter charm and grace.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sean Larkin QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Unflappable, patient with clients and with a depth of knowledge and experience.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Kark QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜An authoritative and commanding advocate who is easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – 2018 silks

Edward Henry QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A game changer with a fantastic grasp of experts – if you get arrested, choose him.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Nicholas Corsellis - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Instructed as a leader in challenging cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ben Fitzgerald - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜He is able to rapidly win the confidence of the court and his client.’

Ranked: tier 2

Philip Stott - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜He demonstrates advocacy skills that truly make juries sit up and listen.’

Ranked: tier 2

Susannah Stevens - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A great lateral thinker – she will always find a way out of or around a problem.’

Ranked: tier 2

Benn Maguire - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜He prosecutes serious violent cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Fallon Alexis - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A dedicated and committed advocate with strong presentation skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

Fraser Coxhill - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜His work includes challenging cases for the CPS as well as private defence.’

Ranked: tier 3

Julian Evans - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Involved in high-profile cases as senior treasury counsel.’

Ranked: tier 3

Karen Robinson - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Instructed by the CPS in terrorism cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Linda Strudwick - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜An outstanding trial advocate and accomplished cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Philip McGhee - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A persuasive advocate who presents his arguments in an unflustered and measured way.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Wakerley - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜His practice ranges from appeals through to sensitive historic abuse cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Raudnitz - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Brilliant: first rate across the law, evidence and tactical strategic decisions.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Financial services
Financial services – Leading juniors

Jason Mansell - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Excellent to have defence side on criminal regulatory matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

QEB Hollis Whiteman

QEB Hollis Whiteman both prosecutes and defends in heavyweight fraud cases, including a number of sophisticated and long-running multi-defendant cases. Sean Larkin QC and Jocelyn Ledward represented the former CEO of a company, the only individual found not guilty in the long-running Operation Amazon case.

Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Sean Larkin QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜The most eloquent and persuasive courtroom advocate, with exceptional tactical skills and judgement.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Boyce QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A genuine team player who is a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime – 2018 silks

Edward Henry QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Extremely bright, and not afraid to use it – and utterly charming too.’

Ranked: tier 1

Selva Ramasamy QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜An exceptionally thorough counsel who gets to the bottom of facts in every case – no stone is unturned.’

Ranked: tier 1
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Paul Raudnitz - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A tenacious advocate and a skilled tactician at trial.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ben Fitzgerald - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Quite brilliant – he makes oral argument in cases even when several silks are defending.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jocelyn Ledward - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Well known at the Old Bailey as an extremely skilful advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rachna Gokani - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜One of the most talented juniors at the criminal Bar – she has the ability to make it to the very top.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rhys Meggy - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A forceful advocate who impresses all who come across him.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jason Mansell - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜His knowledge and experience help him make a real difference for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Polly Dyer - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜She is a machine when it comes to processing work, marshalling arguments and presenting them.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading silks

Adrian Darbishire QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A meticulous advocate with a great eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Ari Alibhai - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜He is known for private prosecution of criminal IP infringement.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Groome - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Known for private prosecutions of IP infringement and fraud in the film, sports and broadcasting industries.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Police law (defendant)
Police law (defendant) – Leading juniors

Mark Aldred - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A devastating tactician and cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 2

Susannah Stevens - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Hardworking and tireless.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

QEB Hollis Whiteman

QEB Hollis Whiteman’s Sean Larkin QC represented Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba in the GMC’s appeal seeking to substitute a striking off for a suspension; Dr Bawa-Garba and a nurse received suspended prison sentences for the manslaughter by gross negligence of a child suffering with Down syndrome; the child died of sepsis while the doctor was effectively doing the work of two due to under-staffing.

Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Tom Kark QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Often the first choice for high-profile cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sean Larkin QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜An impressive barrister who provides high-quality and level-headed advice with a clear strategy.’

Ranked: tier 3

Zoe Johnson QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Friendly, charming and supportive, she has gravitas without being overbearing.’

Ranked: tier 3
Professional discipline and regulatory law – 2018 silks

Selva Ramasamy QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Panels appreciate the lengths he goes to explain the cases from them.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Lydia Barnfather - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A brilliant trial advocate who manages her cases with the minimum of fuss.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Raudnitz - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜He prosecutes dental and medical cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alexandra Felix - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜She presents cases for the GMC.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rebecca Harris - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A pleasure to work with: she gives highly effective and practical solutions to complex issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Philip McGhee - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜A very able junior with good technical skills – he is extremely personable too.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

With a β€˜wealth of talent’, QEB Hollis Whiteman offers β€˜excellent service across the board at all levels’ and is highly recommended for white collar crime, fraud, confiscation, regulatory matters and sex offences cases. The set is β€˜very commercially astute’ and β€˜all barristers are very personable and capable’. Senior clerk Chris Emmings is β€˜particularly helpful and experienced in dealing with very large cases where agreeing fees and other financial arrangements can be less than straightforward’. First junior Faye Patis has β€˜an excellent clerking manner and is well liked by clients’. According to one solicitor, the pair β€˜deserve special praise for their ability to suggest suitable counsel for each case after listening carefully to the requirements’. Second junior clerk David O’Sullivan is also recommended by solicitors for his β€˜efficiency and responsiveness’. Stacey Hunt is chambers manager. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading silks

Philip Evans QC - QEB Hollis Whiteman β€˜Very good, especially in horse racing matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

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