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Crime
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Provided by Mark D McKone KC

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Mark McKone KC took silk in 2021. He has an exclusively criminal practice, both prosecution and defence work, mainly homicide, including assisted suicide, serious violence to babies, rape and serious sexual offences and money laundering.

Experienced in multi-handed cases, involving joint enterprise. Recently prosecuted 10 defendants (all youths) and 6 defendants for murder.

Conducted many trials where the defence of diminished responsibility is advanced.

Conducted many trials involving complicated medical evidence, including neuropathology.

Rape and serious sexual offences, involving professional sportsmen, teachers, clergy, care workers and students. Significant experience, for prosecution and defence, in multi-handed child exploitation/grooming cases and sexual abuse in care homes.

Significant money laundering experience, including Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings, particularly arising from business frauds and drug dealing.

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Crime - North Eastern (Bar)
3
Band 3

Mark McKone KC
Mark McKone KC receives praise for his skilled advocacy on behalf of both the prosecution and the defence. He handles a diverse range of significant matters, specialising in serious sexual assaults and rape. He is a Grade 4 prosecutor who appears on rape and serious organised crime panels.

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