Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Crime - London (Bar)
Mark Milliken-Smith QC handles all manner of criminal matters, and is an expert in serious crime including manslaughter, drugs and sexual offences cases. Milliken-Smith frequently represents high-profile figures including politicians, athletes and professionals.
Strengths: "A strong, well-respected, proper silk."
Recent work: Successfully prosecuted Jake Tierney-Campbell, who in 2015 launched an unprovoked and drunken attack on a man at his front door, leaving him in a vegetative state for five years before he died.
Professional Discipline - London (Bar)
Mark Milliken-Smith QC specialises in the areas of healthcare and sporting regulation. He also handles disciplinary cases in the legal and financial services sectors. He typically defends individuals in high-profile disciplinary actions before regulatory bodies and courts.
Strengths: "An eminently sensible barrister."
Recent work: Defended a solicitor against the SRA following conviction for stalking.
Sport - London (Bar)
Mark Milliken-Smith QC is an experienced silk with a background in criminal law, who has carved out a niche as an advocate in rugby disciplinary proceedings and who is also active in cricket cases. His principal strengths include anti-doping, tapping-up and spot-fixing allegations.
Strengths: "He is a first-class advocate."
Recent work: Acted as Disciplinary Panel Chairman in ECB v Mitchell Claydon and Sussex County Cricket Club, in which the Panel laid down the tariff for ball-tampering sanctions in respect of both players and their county clubs.
Financial Crime - London (Bar)
Mark Milliken-Smith QC is an acclaimed team player with over 30 years of experience at the Bar. He wins plaudits for his pragmatic and sensitive approach when dealing with those facing criminal and fraud charges, and is an expert in bribery and tax matters. He is valued for his expertise in significant financial crime cases, many of which have international elements to them. He routinely advises clients pre- and post-charge with regard to serious investigations brought by the SFO and FCA.
Strengths: "Very bright and hard-working."
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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, Mark is a trial lawyer with extensive experience as advisor and advocate across a wide range of criminal, commercial and regulatory matters.
He 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.
Mark has a significant and high profile sports law practice in cases before the disciplinary arms of sport governing bodies, is a member of the England and Wales Cricket Board Cricket Discipline Commission, and is Chair of the MCC's Disciplinary Panel. He acts for national governing bodies, touring international teams, and individual athletes. His 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, focussing on early, unobtrusive and effective solutions, objectives greatly advantaged by his specialist expertise in the sports, financial crime, regulatory and general crime arenas.