Mr Matheos Lefteris > Rose Court Chambers > London, England > Barrister Profile

Rose Court Chambers
71–75 Shelton Street


Matheos Lefteris was called to the Bar in 1997. He is a highly experienced defence practitioner who has appeared in numerous murder trials over the last 20 years, particularly at the Central Criminal Court.

Matheos has expertise in the following areas:

• Murder and serious violence

• Conspiracy and multi defendant cases

• Fraud and conspiracy to defraud

• Serious sexual offences


Matt was instructed in his first murder at just 2 years call; and frequently appears as leading counsel. Having only ever practised in the field of criminal defence Matt has been instructed across the whole spectrum of criminal matters and has particular experience in cases of conspiracy, those involving multiple defendants and cases of serious violence.

Matt’s overriding philosophy is that preparation is everything, ‘living’ his cases and admitting to having “no life beyond work” until a case is over.

Matt is a ‘duty accredited’ barrister and is frequently instructed to give pre-charge advice. He is a registered vulnerable witness advocacy trainer and has been praised for his focused preparation and his compelling courtroom manner.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Matheos Lefteris – Rose Court Chambers ‘Matheos is a strikingly good courtroom operator with an unerring eye for the best points. He has an air of unflappability when on his feet which greatly encourages client confidence. He is admired by judges and opponents alike and can always be relied upon to advance his case with meticulous attention to detail and not a little charm.’