Lewis Power QC


‘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.’

Lewis Power QC is a formidable advocate who has established a reputation as a leading practitioner both domestically and internationally. In February 2022, Lewis was featured as “Lawyer of the Week” in The Times, and has been described in the media as “being in the Top Ten List of barristers in the UK”.

Recently, Lewis received national recognition for his successful efforts in overturning the conviction of a young woman accused of lying in a gang rape case before the Cyprus Supreme Court. Lewis specialises in complex and heavyweight criminal cases, including murder, criminal fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption, offshore and international, serious sex crimes, terrorism and war crimes. Notably he 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.

Lewis has successfully appeared for the defence in a number of high profile murder cases achieving a string of acquittals. Clients consistently comment on Lewis’ strategic and tactical acumen developed through nearly 30 years of trial advocacy, latterly in international or trans-national cases, including Cyprus, India, USA, the Balkans, the United Arab Emirates and Ireland. Lewis also regularly acts as a guest lecturer and speaker across the globe, regularly appearing on National TV and in a variety of documentaries giving his insight into topical legal issues.

Lewis is recognised as a leading Queens Counsel by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500, commenting 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”.

Legal 500 2021, Ranked as a Leading Silk

“Ruthlessly intellectual in preparing his cases with precision.”

Legal 500 2020, Ranked as a Leading Silk

Year of Call: 1990

Silk 2011

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Core Practice Areas:
Crime, Murder, Organised Crime, Serious Crime, Sexual Offences