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Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 9241
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0090
DX:
406 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk

Paul Lewis QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 9241
Email:
Web:
www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk/barrister/paul-lewis-qc/
Farrar's Building (Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC)

Position

Paul  has appeared in over 100 homicide cases and in many major frauds. His practice also includes serious sexual offences, sports law and Health and Safety work. He recently successfully prosecuted a corporate manslaughter case in Liverpool Crown Court.

His criminal law cases include: R v Joel Smith (the Toni-Ann Byfield murder trial); R v Abu Hamza (the Kyra Ishaq trial); R v Osborne & ors (contract killing); R v Actie & ors (the Cardiff three murder trial); R v Beckford (the Birmingham riots triple murder case).

Career

Called 1981, Gray’s Inn; assistant recorder 1998; recorder 2000; QC 2001. Bencher of Gray’s Inn. Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit; former chairman of Bar disciplinary tribunals.

Member

  • Recorder
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Leader of the Wales & Chester Circuit
  • Chairman of Bar Disciplinary Tribunals

Education

Pontypridd Grammar School for Boys; Leicester University (LLB Hons).

Leisure

Paul’s interests include sport (particularly rugby,) music and travel.


Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

Paul Lewis QC - Farrar's BuildingOne of the most able silks at the criminal Bar.

Within: Crime

London-based set Farrar's Building maintains a solid presence on the Wales and Chester Circuit. High-profile murders and serious sexual offences dominate the members’ workload; in 2017, head of chambers Patrick Harrington QC appeared in the R v Hough case involving a historic murder and contemporary rape allegations, while Paul Lewis QC successfully prosecuted Matthew Scully-Hicks, who was convicted of murdering his 18-month old adopted daughter.

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