• Tenacious, driven, bright and committed; Fallon Alexis is the client's junior of choice.

    Corporate & Financial Crime

    Fallon’s experience of complex financial crime includes serious fraud, bribery and corruption, false accounting, money laundering, tax and duty evasion (including civil fraud investigations conducted by the HRMC).

    Crime

    Fallon’s strong general crime practice encompasses the full spectrum of offences, including murder, terrorism, firearms, the production and supply of drugs, serious violence, dishonesty offences, fraud and motoring offences. Fallon is instructed alone and as a led junior for both the prosecution and the defence. She is meticulous in her preparation, which coupled with her legal knowledge makes her a highly accomplished lawyer.

    Regulatory

    By way of natural extension to her work defending and prosecuting in the criminal courts, Fallon has built up a wealth of experience in a range of regulatory matters including professional discipline, industry regulation and where the regulatory field interfaces with public law, in inquests and inquiries.

    Education

    • LLB - First Class
    • Bar vocational course - Very Competent
    • Major Scholarship - Inner Temple
    • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship - Inner Temple
    • Sweet & Maxwell prize for achieving the highest overall grade in her academic year at university

    Professional Memberships

    • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Education and Training Committee of The Bar Council
    • Female Fraud Forum
    • Inner Temple Qualifying Sessions Committee
    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
    • South Eastern Circuit

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    Recent Cases

    • Fallon Alexis defended one of five defendants in a trial at Blackfriars Crown Court. Fallon's client was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, blackmail and s.18 GBH.

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    • Paddington prostitution gang - Paul Raudnitz and Fallon Alexis completed the successful prosecution of “Operation Greengrass”

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    • Fallon Alexis, led by David Jeremy QC, successfully defended NC at the Central Criminal Court for conspiracy to murder and preparation of acts of terrorism.

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    • Fallon assisted in the successful defence of a 21 year old woman who was charged with murder.

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    News

    • QEB Hollis Whiteman helps organise Public Inquiries Training Weekend

      Three members of Chambers involved with annual Inner Temple training session at Cumberland Lodge.

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    • London Legal Walk 2018

      QEB Hollis Whiteman are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust, the Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

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    • Fallon Alexis is ranked as a Leader in her Field in Crime in Chambers UK Bar Directory 2018

      Details of the rankings and commentaries will be published in November 2017 in the Chambers UK Bar Directory 2018.

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    • Operation Exactness - Alleged Terrorist Armourer is Acquitted

      Fallon Alexis, led by David Jeremy QC, successfully defended NC at the Central Criminal Court.

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    • Rebekah Brooks cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial - Fallon Alexis is second junior counsel for the defence.

      Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been found not guilty of conspiracy to hack voicemails, conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.   The jury is still considering further ch...

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    • New Members of Chambers

      QEB Hollis Whiteman are delighted to announce that both Dr Robin Lööf and Fallon Alexis have accepted invitations to join Chambers after successfully completing their pupillage.

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    Articles

    • "Florida Crime: Facing the music"

      Fallon received a scholarship in August 2014 from the South Eastern Circuit to attend an advocacy course in Florida. Here is a link to an article Fallon has written about the course which was published in Autumn 2014 issue of The Circuiteer.

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    Impressive experience of the various areas and roles within this multifaceted field, Fallon Alexis is instructed in complex and demanding matters that require leadership as much as teamwork.

    Overview

    Fallon’s experience of complex financial crime includes serious fraud, bribery and corruption, false accounting, money laundering, tax and duty evasion (including civil fraud investigations conducted by the HRMC).

    Experience

    Fallon has held various roles within the field of Corporate and Financial Crime.  Her recent work in this area has included: advising individuals pre interview and charge in relation to large scale international fraud investigations; advising companies and individuals in relation to challenges to search warrants and seizure of documents; her instruction as led junior defending in a large and complex fraud and money laundering case at Southwark Crown Court, which resulted in her client's acquittal on all counts; reviewing documents in preparation for and/or anticipation of criminal litigation; her instruction as Independent Counsel in a multi-jurisdictional matter involving investigations by the DOJ and SFO, a role that required consideration and determination as to whether documents were subject to legal professional privilege; her instruction by HMRC (as junior alone and as led junior) in appeals before the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chambers), these cases involved complex allegations of missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud where HMRC have denied repayment of VAT; advising and assisting a leading international financial institution, she liaised with bankers, senior executives and financial crime analysts, dealt with issues such as KYC and due diligence, secrecy jurisdiction complexities, cross-platform banking issues, bearer shares, corroboration regarding Source of Wealth and Source of Funds and mandatory regulatory requirements surrounding Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).  She also trained bankers on their regulatory requirements and practical ways to ensure adherence to the 2007 Money Laundering  Regulations; assisting in-house at Peters & Peters Solicitors on a bribery case in relation to a company’s compliance with disclosure notices issued by the SFO under section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

    Fallon regularly receives praise for the efforts she makes and the quality of her work; she received an award “in recognition of the valuable contribution to the removal and domain seizure of unauthorised 2012 London Olympic Ticket websites in support of Operation Podium”, run by the Metropolitan Police Service during the London 2012 Olympics.

    Fallon is often called upon to provide training to teams within leading corporate and financial solicitor firms.  This has included training on the reality of criminal proceedings.  Further to numerous instructions in relation to intellectual property infringement and counterfeit goods, Fallon has also trained trading standards officers on interview techniques and giving evidence. In 2012 Fallon presented a paper at the Trading Standards Institute Annual Conference on investigation techniques.

    In addition to her recent experience, before being called to the Bar, Fallon was a legal assistant at Kingsley Napley LLP.  She formed part of the defence team of a former commercial director of British Airways prosecuted by the OFT regarding allegations of conspiring with Virgin Atlantic Airways to fix fuel surcharge prices.

    Reviews

    • Recommended in Chambers UK, Crime, 2017
    • Fantastic written work. Great feedback from clients.  Chambers UK, Crime, 2013
    • A bright future.  Chambers UK, 2013

     

  • An accomplished criminal advocate, excelling beyond her call.

    Overview

    Fallon’s strong general crime practice encompasses the full spectrum of offences, including murder, terrorism, firearms, the production and supply of drugs, serious violence, dishonesty offences, fraud and motoring offences. Fallon is instructed alone and as a led junior for both the prosecution and the defence. She is meticulous in her preparation, which coupled with her legal knowledge makes her a highly accomplished lawyer.

    Experience

    Fallon's experience extends beyond her years of call; she is instructed in difficult and heavy weight cases, often sensitive and high-profile in nature.  

    She is frequently entrusted to handle large, multi-handed, complex cases. In 2016 Fallon defended a man at the Central Criminal Court who was charged with conspiracy to murder and preparation of acts of terrorism. He was acquitted following a trial that lasted for almost three months. It was said to be the largest case that the Counter Terrorism Command had dealt with to date in the UK.

    Fallon's caseload has included the most high-profile of cases. She was junior counsel for the defence in the trial of Rebekah Brooks (instructed by Kingsley Napley LLP). She was applauded by the team for her intelligence, resolve and commitment to the case and the client, throughout.

    Fallon has experience of the most serious offences.  She  has successfully defended multiple young individuals charged with murder. She is recognised for her sensitive and empathetic approach with vulnerable clients.

    Fallon has abundant experience of the full spectrum of crimes, including more commonplace offences including driving and motor offences. She is often the counsel of choice for privately paying and publicly funded clients.

    Notable Cases

    R v JC (2015)
    Defended a youth charged with murder. The defendant was acquitted following a trial at the Central Criminal Court, and convicted for manslaughter only.

    R v Brooks and others (2014)
    Represented Rebekah Brooks as second junior counsel in the News International phone-hacking trial. She was acquitted of all counts.

    R v Motin (2013)
    Led by Roger Smart in the successful prosecution of a group of highly organised defendants who planned and executed what was described as an "evil, wicked and twisted" attack involving the use of acid upon an innocent mother as she walked her five year old twins back from school.

    R v K (2011)
    This case concerned a schoolboy who was charged with sexual assault on a fellow school student. It involved the cross-examination of several young witnesses via video-link.

    Reviews

    • Highly skilled beyond her years of call. Legal 500, 2017
    • Recommended in Chambers UK, Crime, 2017
    • Fantastic written work. Great feedback from clients.  Chambers UK, Crime, 2013
    • A bright future.  Chambers UK, Professional Discipline, 2013

    Recent Cases

    • Fallon Alexis defended one of five defendants in a trial at Blackfriars Crown Court. Fallon's client was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, blackmail and s.18 GBH.

    • Paddington prostitution gang - Paul Raudnitz and Fallon Alexis completed the successful prosecution of “Operation Greengrass”

    • Fallon Alexis, led by David Jeremy QC, successfully defended NC at the Central Criminal Court for conspiracy to murder and preparation of acts of terrorism.

    • Fallon assisted in the successful defence of a 21 year old woman who was charged with murder.

    News

    Articles

    • "Florida Crime: Facing the music"

      Fallon received a scholarship in August 2014 from the South Eastern Circuit to attend an advocacy course in Florida. Here is a link to an article Fallon has written about the course which was published in Autumn 2014 issue of The Circuiteer.

      View Article

  • A very capable and bright junior barrister, regularly instructed by regulators and professionals for her quick understanding of the issues and commanding advocacy in hearing.

    Overview

    By way of natural extension to her work defending and prosecuting in the criminal courts, Fallon has built up a wealth of experience in a range of regulatory matters including professional discipline, industry regulation and where the regulatory field interfaces with public law, in inquests and inquiries.

    Experience

    Fallon has vast experience of professional discipline.  She appears before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Dental Council and the Health and Care Professionals Council.  She is particularly well placed to deal with professional discipline matters involving quasi-criminal allegations and has represented registrants, as well as appearing on behalf of healthcare regulators, in conviction cases and in those involving serious dishonesty charges.  In 2012, Fallon spent a considerable amount of time presenting cases on behalf of the NMC before the Investigating Committee and the Conduct and Competence Committee in relation to both interim and substantive hearings. Since then, Fallon has focused on advising and representing registrants facing disciplinary proceedings before the NMC.  Since 2013 Fallon has received instructions to act as a case presenter on behalf of the GDC in relation to both interim and substantive hearings before the relevant committees.  Fallon has also received instructions from the GDC’s Illegal Practice team, a discrete team within the GDC which focuses on investigating and prosecuting those who practice dentistry illegally.  Fallon receives instructions from Kingsley Napley LLP to present cases before the Conduct and Competence Committee and Health Committee of the HCPC involving allegations of clinical failings, dishonesty and misconduct.  She has experience of representing professionals from outside the scope of health care regulation, for example she has defended an accountant before the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

    Fallon has considerable experience of industry regulation.  She has privately prosecuted on behalf of the SIA in licensing appeals in the Magistrates' Court, pursuant to the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Fallon's experience in this area commenced prior to her career at the Bar, when she worked for Kingsley Napley LLP and was responsible for the day to day preparation of SIA licensing appeals in the Magistrates' and Crown Courts.

    Fallon's practice in other areas places her extremely well when the regulatory field merges with others, such as public law and crime.  She is well versed at representing professionals in the criminal context.  And she has experience of dealing with professional discipline in an inquisitorial legal process, as with Public Law.  Fallon was a junior member of the Counsel to Inquiry's team of the Mid-Staffordshire Public Inquiry which resulted in the Francis Report being published in 2013.  In the report Fallon is acknowledged for her contribution to the inquiry team.

    Notable Cases

    R v McNaught (2012)
    Prosecuting a former Police Community Support Officer charged with theft.

    R (GDC) v Kibria (2014)
    Represented the General Dental Council in the prosecution of unqualified tooth whitener. The defendant was told by the judge that ‘He had betrayed his patient’s trust’ and that ‘people will have been misled by [his] advert’ was ordered to pay a total of £1,600 in fines, costs and compensation.

    Reviews

    • Fantastic written work. Great feedback from clients.  Chambers UK 2013
    • A bright future.  Chambers UK, Professional Discipline, 2013

    Recent Cases