‘QEB's set-up provides “a great opportunity for gifted, younger members to come through”’.  Chambers UK


QEB Hollis Whiteman is a leading barristers’ chambers based in the City of London specialising in business crime, general crime, professional regulation and discipline, health & safety and intellectual property.

Our barristers have appeared for either prosecution or defence in many of the leading cases in these fields over the last 40 years. This work has involved not only the senior members of chambers, but the active participation of our pupils, assisting at all levels in important cases.

Cases and inquiries that our members have been involved in over the last three years include:

Hind - members of Chambers represented both the prosecution and one of the defendants in the biggest UK insider dealing trial to date
GMC - members of Chambers represented the GMC in disciplinary proceedings against 'shaken baby syndrome' expert Dr Waney Squier
DPA's - representing the SFO in the only two Deferred Prosecution Agreement cases in the UK to date (Standard Bank and 're XYZ')
Hatton Garden- three members of Chambers in the Hatton Garden jewellery robbery trial, two prosecuting and one defending the first defendant
LIBOR – prosecuting a branch of the investigation as well as defending numerous individuals involved in various strands of LIBOR proceedings;
Forex – defending a number of individuals in relation to allegations of manipulation of foreign exchange rates;
Helidon Vuciterni - Private prosecution in criminal intellectual property infringement relating to Premier League football matches;    
Financial Conduct Authority regulatory defence – representing various individuals being disciplined by the FCA for market abuse;
Ketan Somaia – private prosecution of 9 counts of obtaining $19.7m by deception;
News International Phone Hacking trial – the defence of Clive Goodman and Rebekah Brooks;
Red Arrows Inquest – represented the family in the inquest into the death of a Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham who died as a result of an ejection seat malfunction;
Hillsborough Inquest – assisted with the preparation of the inquest and appeared as junior counsel to the inquest;
Mid Staffs NHS Inquiry – counsel to the widely publicised public inquiry into failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust;
Operation Tabernula – prosecuting the most complex insider dealing investigation undertaken by the FCA    ;
M5 Crash – defending fireworks contractor charged with breach of health & safety laws following M5 crash deaths;
Stephen Lawrence Inquiry – conducted the independent review and produced subsequent report regarding allegations of corruption in the original police investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the role of undercover policing;
Dharmasena – defence of the first ever prosecution of female genital mutilation, defendant acquitted;
Stuart Hall – represented former broadcaster who was acquitted of 15 counts of historic rape;
Eddy Shah – defended former Today boss who was acquitted of historical charges of rape.
Semsarilar – ‘Sanctions Busting’ case –defending of client who was acquitted.

As a pupil at QEB Hollis Whiteman you will receive continual support and commitment from our dedicated pupil supervisors. We guarantee close-up experience of a busy criminal and regulatory practice, with opportunities to experience and develop other areas of practice.

If you join us you will find that no two days are the same and you will be in the company of professionals who enjoy training their successors and passing on the expertise that a tenancy in QEB Hollis Whiteman has given them. 
For further details of our application process CLICK HERE.

Mini-pupillage is available on a limited basis to applicants of at least undergraduate status. We do not offer work experience places.

For further details of how to apply for a mini pupillage CLICK HERE.