Mark Milliken-Smith QC is recognised by Chambers UK and The Legal 500 as a ‘leading silk’ in Crime, Financial Crime, Business and Regulatory Crime (including Global Investigations), Professional Discipline and Sport.
A trial lawyer with extensive experience as advisor and advocate across a wide range of criminal, commercial and regulatory matters. Mark regularly advises corporate and individual clients nationally and internationally pre and post charge, in criminal as well as quasi-criminal matters, including bribery, corruption, money laundering, restraint, market abuse, insider dealing, match fixing and murder & manslaughter.
He has a significant and high profile sports law practice in cases before the disciplinary arms of sport governing bodies, and is a member of the England and Wales Cricket Board Cricket Discipline Commission. He acts for national governing bodies, touring international teams, and individual athletes. Mark’s practice also benefits from a substantial regulatory and disciplinary practice before, inter alia, financial services and healthcare regulators.
Mark frequently represents well known individuals including politicians, City professionals, and sports and media personalities. He has extensive experience in the field of reputation management, greatly advantaged by his specialist expertise in the sports, financial regulatory and general crime arenas. His strategic know-how and method regularly enables a speedy, unobtrusive and effective resolution.
R v X&Y (2019) currently representing company directors charged with corruption arising out Grenfell Tower enquiries
R v X (2019) successful defence of secondary school Headmaster in respect of multiple allegations of sexual abuse on Reception age children
R v O (2019) successful defence in huge UK cocaine importation and distribution ring
Advising international sportsman regarding misuse of social media (2019)
Standing Counsel to international rugby team on tour to UK (2018)
R v X (2015-18) advising banker LIBOR investigations resolved in the US with a NPA
Mark Milliken-Smith QC is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme. This means that members of the public who seek specialist advice can come direct to him.
In addition, he welcomes instructions from solicitors, in-house law departments, qualified foreign lawyers, and clients licensed by the Bar Council to give instructions direct to barristers under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme.
For further information please contact our clerks.
Member of the England and Wales Cricket Board Cricket Discipline Commission.