What the chambers says: QEB Hollis Whiteman is regarded nationally and internationally as a leading set in the fields of Corporate & Financial Crime, General Crime, Professional Regulation, Private Prosecutions and Public Law.
What the chambers says: QEB Hollis Whiteman is regarded nationally and internationally as a leading set in the fields of Corporate & Financial Crime, General Crime, Professional Regulation, Private Prosecutions and Public Law. Our members are instructed in the most serious, high-profile and ground-breaking cases of the day and together we are considered amongst the elite in our respective fields, with individuals and teams consistently ranked in the top tiers by legal directories.
‘A class act, boasting a wealth of very strong talent.’ Legal 500 (2021)
‘A terrific set that is perfect for important and tricky cases.’ Chambers UK (2021)
‘Bright and dedicated lawyers.’ Legal 500 (2021)
‘A strong group of juniors as well as excellent silks who are leading lights.’ Chambers UK (2021)
Our barristers offer a wide range of services across our specialist practice areas. There is real strength in depth at all levels of seniority and within all of the categories of each specialism. Most barristers have experience of representing parties on both sides of a dispute and bring their knowledge and understanding of opposing roles to their instruction. Members of chambers have experience of representing parties throughout the whole process of a matter, whatever the practice area; they advise as to merits, probabilities and best practice of a process, represent throughout the proceedings and advise and act during the appeal process.
After decades of development from our foundation as one of the best Criminal Sets in the country, we now employ the unique skill of advocacy across 5 established practice areas in which our teams and individuals are held in the highest regard. These are:
- Corporate and Financial Crime;
- General Crime;
- Professional Regulation;
- Private Prosecutions (of intellectual property and criminal offences);
- Inquests, Inquiries and Public Law.
QEB Hollis Whiteman is invariably involved in the majority of high-profile cases within each of its respective practice areas. From: defending the corporate bank and its senior ranking individuals in the Barclays trial; representing Boris Johnson against private prosecution; protecting the position of core participants in inquests and public inquiries such as the London and Westminster Bridge Inquests, the Grenfell Inquiry, ICCSA and UCPI; to heading internal/independent investigations on behalf of corporates and government bodies, as with The Whyte Review into the issues raised in British Gymnastics. Our recent cases can be found here.
Our list of QCs, junior counsel and pupils can be viewed here.