Adrian Darbishire QC - Health & Safety Silk of the Year
(Chambers Bar Awards 2015)

Mark Ellison QC - Crime Silk of the year
(Chambers Bar Awards 2013)

"QEB Hollis Whiteman is ‘one of the top sets in the country for white collar crime', which is also well regarded for general crime, regulatory matters and related media and entertainment issues. Appearing for defence and prosecution, ‘both the silks and juniors in chambers are extremely able'." Legal 500 (2014)

We are regarded both nationally and internationally as a leading set within the fields of business crime, general crime, professional regulation and discipline, and intellectual property. Excellence is at the core of our business strategy which is reflected in the approach that we take to work, across the board. Members and clerks are flexible and innovative, professional, approachable and highly efficient to ensure that we continue to develop in a rapidly changing and competitive market place. Public access is accepted by many members of these chambers.

Business Crime

We bring high levels of expertise and experience of UK and international jurisdictions to our provision of advice and representation in all areas of fraud and financial crime; bribery/corruption; corporate manslaughter; sanctions; cartels/price fixing; asset forfeiture and recovery; money laundering; insider dealing; market rigging; search warrants and other orders; intellectual property; consumer liability. Members continue to appear in ground breaking trials and as a result of experience of both the ‘criminal’ and ‘corporate’ fraud worlds are adept at managing complex investigations.

  • Corporations
  • Fraud
  • Banking
  • Bribery & Anti-Corruption 
  • Financial Services
  • Sanctions
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Private Prosecutions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Health and Saftey



    We have an enviable reputation in the regulation of many professions both prosecuting and defending. Members regularly appear before disciplinary tribunals (including healthcare, accountants, police, solicitors, courts martial) and regulatory authorities, including the General Medical Council, the General Dental Council, the FCA and sports governing bodies. The knowledge and skill that chambers has acquired from the directly relevant general and corporate crime practice areas, particularly fraud, significantly sets us aside from our competitors.

  • Discipline
  • Financial
  • Healthcare
  • Industry Bodies
  • Police Discipline 
  • Public Inquiries 
  • Sport
  • Trading Standards


    We are very proud of our long-standing reputation as one of the finest criminal chambers in the country in both general and corporate crime. Members of chambers continue to prosecute and defend in many of the most significant and high profile criminal trials. Experience is vast and expertise is offered at all levels. The breadth and depth of experience in criminal and regulatory law has ensured chambers’ development in the following areas: public inquiries; inquests; health and safety; consumer law and trading standards.

  • Bribery & Anti-Corruption
  • Confiscation
  • Corporations
  • General Crime
  • Motoring & Traffic
  • Terrorism
  • Counterfeit Goods
  • Tranding Standards

  • Reviews

    "High quality barristers." Chambers UK (2014)

    "QEB Hollis Whiteman houses 'a huge number of very talented and bright barristers'." Legal 500 (2013)

    "QEB Hollis Whiteman's panoply of silks and juniors gives it the bench strength to advise on the full range of criminal matters"... Legal 500 2012

    "excellent advocates" ….

    "sophisticated lawyers are backed up by efficient clerks" ….