Foundry Chambers

Mark Bryant-Heron QC

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Mark Bryant-Heron QC is a specialist in crime with an emphasis on corporate fraud and associated regulatory matters. He is instructed in high profile and complex trials for both prosecution and defence. He advises on criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including matters with an international and cross-jurisdictional dimension, international corruption and anti-bribery advice, advice on the conduct of private prosecutions for fraud, both in this jurisdiction and internationally, and advice on post-conviction confiscation and asset forfeiture. He provides pre-charge advice in relation to fraud investigations to corporate entities and individuals.

He undertakes the full range of serious general crime cases.


Appellate work: Instructed on behalf of the respondent in the joined appeals concerning expert evidence in carbon credit fraud (R v Byrne and others (2020)

Tax fraud: R v Dominic Chappell (2020) alleged tax evasion by purchaser of BHS group; R v Bond and others (2019) VAT evasion in the metals industry; R v Zerze and others (2018) Alcohol diversion fraud.

Corporate fraud: R v Thomas (2017) The successful defence of an alleged £130 million bank fraud

General crime: Instructed in R v Brooks, Coulson and others: the phone hacking trial.