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James Lewis QC

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Three Raymond Buildings (Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC)


A specialist in both civil and criminal cases. Vastly experienced in criminal, civil and commercial fraud, extradition, regulatory work, contempt, public international law and judicial review matters. Appears frequently at first instance, the Court of Appeal and in the Privy Council and the Supreme Court as well as other foreign jurisdictions being additionally called ad hoc to the bars of Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, Brunei, Trinidad and Tobago and Ireland. Often used as an experienced litigation strategist and advocate who can advise and represent companies and individuals in respect of commercial, regulatory and criminal issues, particularly those with an international dimension. Extensive trial and appellate experience in matters of mutual assistance, extradition and commercial fraud, which encompasses international cooperation concerning search and seizure of documents, letters of request, warrants and other international treaty matters. Has acted for and against at least 20 overseas governments.


Called 1987, Gray’s Inn; admitted ad hoc to the Bars of Gibraltar and the Crown Colony of the Cayman Islands; Attorney General’s list since 2000; assistant recorder 2000; QC 2002. Appointed to the criminal committee of the Judicial Studies Board 2008; member of the advisory group to the sentencing guidelines council 2010; authorised to sit as judge of the Central Criminal Court 2011; deputy High Court judge assigned to the Administrative Court 2013; appointed to the SFO Prosecution List 2013.  Election Commissioner (High Court Appointment) 2016.


BSc (Hons); Diploma in Law.

London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

James Lewis QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHighly respected by the bench and Bar and a powerful and very persuasive advocate.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

James Lewis QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA highly rated lawyer with a truly international practice who is excellent with clients.

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

James Lewis QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is instructed in heavyweight extradition cases.

Within: International crime and extradition

Three Raymond Buildingshas many barristers at all levels with extradition expertise’. James Lewis QC represents the US government in Trinidadian extradition proceedings concerning former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who has been indicted in the US for corruption; Hugo Keith QC advises Dimitry Firtash, a businessman with close links to previous Ukrainian governments, who is saught by the US from Austria on bribery charges concerning titanium mining in India.

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