Corporate and Financial Crime News

Cryptocurrency Firm Secures MLR 2017 Registration

Jason Mansell and Rhys Meggy instructed by Jill Lorimer and Anna Holmes at Kingsley Napley LLP acted for a cryptocurrency firm at an oral hearing before the FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee to determine whether the Firm met the statutory...

Julian Evans is sworn in as Queen's Counsel today

We are delighted for Julian Evans who is being formally sworn in at a ceremony at Westminster Hall before the Lord Chancellor today.   Julian practises in all of Chambers' disciplines and is particularly noted for his work in...

Paul Hastings and QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers co-host a seminar on the overturned bribery convictions of ex-Unaoil executive, Ziad Akle. Adrian Darbishire QC and Mark Aldred are speakers.

Paul Hastings and QEB Hollis Whiteman co-hosted a joint in-person and live-streamed seminar on the overturned bribery convictions of ex-Unaoil executive, Ziad Akle. Jonathan Pickworth chaired the evening, and Adrian Darbishire QC, Joanna...

Mark Ellison QC and Kathryn Hughes act for the FRC in their case against KPMG

Mark Ellison QC and Kathryn Hughes act for the FRC in 'The Executive Counsel to the FRC v KPMG, Peter Noel Meehan, Alistair Wright, Richard William Kitchen, Adam David Bennett, Pratik Paw, Stuart Peter and James Smith (alongside ...

Jocelyn Ledward Appointed as a Recorder

QEB Hollis Whiteman is pleased to announce that the Queen has appointed Jocelyn Ledward as a Recorder. We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Jocelyn Ledward as a Recorder on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right...

Jocelyn Ledward Appointed as Senior Treasury Counsel

We have great pleasure in announcing that the Attorney General has today appointed Jocelyn Ledward as Senior Treasury Counsel, with immediate effect.  Jocelyn Ledward was appointed Junior Treasury Counsel in 2014.   Treasury Counsel are...

Ali Bajwa QC joins QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers

QEB Hollis Whiteman is pleased to welcome Ali Bajwa QC as a new tenant. Ali joined Chambers on 4 January 2022. Ali was called to the Bar in 1993. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2011. He also sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court.  Ali is...

Julian Evans to be appointed Queen's Counsel

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has approved the Lord Chancellor’s recommendation that Julian Evans should be appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel. Newly appointed Queen’s Counsel will make their declaration in 2022. ...

Unaoil Convictions Quashed, Adrian Darbishire QC and Mark Aldred represent the successful appellant, Ziad Akle (10.12.2021)

This morning, the Court of Appeal Criminal Division handed down its decision in the appeal of Ziad Akle, former Unaoil employee, against his convictions for offences of bribery. The Court quashed Mr Akle's convictions and refused the SFO's request...

Tom Phillips awarded Pegasus Scholarship to Uganda

Tom Phillips has recently commenced his placement as a Pegasus Scholar in Uganda having been awarded the prestigious scholarship earlier this year. Tom is currently based within the High Court of Uganda and is working under the supervision of the Chief...

Alexandra Felix QC is formally sworn in at a ceremony at Westminster Hall

We are delighted for Alexandra Felix QC who was formally sworn in at a ceremony at Westminster Hall before the Lord Chancellor today.   Alexandra practises in all of Chambers' disciplines and is particularly noted for her work in:...

QEB Hollis Whiteman has been shortlisted for: Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2021 - UK Set of the Year

We are delighted to announce that  QEB Hollis Whiteman has been shortlisted to be named as a finalist at the  Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2021. QEB Hollis Whiteman has been shortlisted for:  UK Set of the Year. These Award nominations...
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