‘Lewis is a force of nature. His amiable charm fills the robing room and the court room alike. He works every character in a case, from the co-defendants’ advocates, to the prosecutor to the judge and, ultimately, the jury, who hang on his every word. His charm underlays a deadly cross examination technique.’
Legal 500 2021, Ranked as a Leading Silk
"Ruthlessly intellectual in preparing his cases with precision."
Legal 500 2020, Ranked as a Leading Silk
Lewis is a specialist criminal defence practitioner who appears regularly in the Sussex Courts and is considered by many as counsel of choice for the most serious of criminal cases. He is widely acknowledged as a leading Queen’s Counsel both domestically and internationally and has established a reputation as a leading practitioner in complex jury trials and has been described recently in the media as “being in the Top Ten List of barristers in the UK”.
He has recently appeared for the defence in a number of high profile murder cases achieving a string of acquittals and he is known for his handling of complex Crown court cases involving regulation, fraud, rape and murder.
Lewis successfully defended in the London Bombing trials at the Old Bailey in London and was lead Counsel in the private prosecution of the current UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. He acted as leading Counsel in the internationally renowned “Cyprus Teenager Rape case” where he was permitted to act by the Attorney-General of Cyprus. Clients consistently comment on Lewis’ strategic and tactical acumen developed through nearly 30 years of trial advocacy. Lewis also regularly acts as a guest lecturer and speaker all over the world and regularly appears on National TV and in a variety of documentaries giving his insight into topical legal issues. He is recognised as a leading Queens Counsel by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500 which comment in particular on his renowned strength in cross-examination: “The epitome of a modern silk. He is approachable, naturally charming and engaging, with a work ethic that is second to none. His cross-examination is effortless and even in the most hopeless of cases, he fights tenaciously for the client and leaves no avenue unconsidered.” He is referred to as “an unrivalled cross-examiner” where his style is said to be “nothing short of brilliant”.
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