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Criminal Defence Barrister for Professionals: Sexual Offences, Fraud and Regulatory Offences

Welcome to the website of Mark Kelly KC, Defence Barrister. For over thirty years, Mark has garnered his extensive knowledge, expertise and inimitable doggedness for every case in which he has been instructed to ensure the best possible outcomes for his clients. Mark’s clients benefit from representation by a trusted professional and highly experienced barrister who is known for his strategic thinking, transparency and unwavering commitment to his clients. Mark is a Member of No5 Chambers, one of the largest and most renowned sets of Chambers in the UK. Find out more about Defence Barrister Mark Kelly here.

KC Crime Lawyer Practice Areas

Fraud Defence

I am a defence specialist. I have considerable experience in serious fraud work. This includes bank fraud, internet fraud, education fraud, and multi-million-pound carousel fraud/MTIC fraud, prosecuted by CPS; FCA; and Trading Standards amongst others.


Sexual Offences Defence

I have an excellent record of successfully defending professionals accused of serious sexual offences, including sexual abuse and rape cases.


Money Laundering Defence

Money laundering is an area of law in which I have considerable experience, and it is closely linked in many cases to confiscation proceedings.


Professional Tribunals

I have appeared in front of different professional tribunals, including the General Medical Council (GMC), police tribunals and other health professional tribunals.


Drugs Offences Defence

I assist with all aspects of drugs related cases, from providing detailed legal advice and guidance, to offering representation, including at Crown Court.


Regulatory Defence

I can assist with a wide range of regulatory offence matters, and help to ensure the very best possible outcomes for clients.


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About Mark, Defence Barrister

I practice as King’s Counsel. I defend professionals for whom conviction would cause immense reputational damage, (including, police officers; journalists; professors; diplomats; teachers; doctors; foster carers).

I have more than 30 years of experience of defending in criminal and regulatory cases. I have extensive experience in both domestic and international work.

I have undertaken pro-bono work in Uganda and Kenya on behalf of Justice Defenders a renowned charitable organisation the aim of which is to assist prisoners obtain education and justice.

I am currently a member of the Bar European Group and the European Lawyers Bar Association.

As part of my training I completed an internship at the European Commission (DG1V Competition Law) and I undertook postgraduate studies in European Law at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium).

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