If you are a diplomat, facing the criminal justice system in the UK can be exceptionally challenging and pose significant complications. I can provide the expert assistance you need. I have unique experience in helping diplomat clients navigate the complex legal landscape of diplomatic immunity and criminal charges. I provide expert advice and representation at every stage, and always act quickly to control the media storm that can surround such high-profile cases.

If you are a diplomat facing an investigation or charges in the UK, there is no time to delay. To start building your strategic defence, you can call me on 0800 054 1170 or complete my online enquiry form. I am ready to support you and fight for your best interests.

My Experience in Defending Diplomats

In 2015, I acted on behalf of a Gambian diplomat who was accused of acting in conspiracy with others to evade millions of pounds of excise duty. In this case, the diplomat and the others involved were accused of abusing their diplomatic quotas for tobacco and alcohol for profit and evading excise duty. The case concerned issues of diplomatic immunity - an area that few barristers have experience in dealing with.

I have a specialist understanding in dealing with regulatory bodies such as HMRC and can assist you with any investigations or charges brought against you.

Protecting Your Liberty

As a diplomat, you have a significant amount of privilege, but also responsibility. You may be subject to additional scrutiny both from public bodies and from the media. Facing allegations of criminal activity or regulatory misconduct can have serious consequences, but I can help protect your liberty. I regularly assist clients accused of the most severe crimes, including all types of fraud, historic sex abuse and drugs offences. You need a lawyer you can trust.

Protecting Your Reputation

When you are accused of criminal activity or misconduct, your character and the reputation of your country is at risk. Any accusations made against you may have a lasting impact on your career, even if the outcome of your case is positive. I act quickly to control any reputational damage. My strategic approach to casework means working hard for you at the earliest stages to mitigate any reputational damage you experience. I can protect you.

Contact Mark Kelly KC, Defence Barrister for Diplomats

If you are a diplomat that has been accused of an offence in the UK, get in contact with me today. I have the experience, skill and understanding required to provide the strategic defence and representation you need. Serving clients in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Bristol and the rest of the UK, I can help you protect your position and your reputation. Call me now on 0800 054 1170 or complete the online enquiry form, and I will get in touch without delay.

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