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Chambers of James Lewis KC & Hugo Keith KC
Three Raymond Buildings


Leading silk in Crime, Financial Crime, Inquests and Public Inquiries.  Renowned for his advisory and advocacy work across a wide range of disciplines and proceedings. As Treasury Counsel he prosecuted many high profile cases involving murder and terrorism. Has defended in numerous notable cases and has been instructed in prominent Inquests and Public Inquiries ranging from the Inquests touching the death of the Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed to the Litvinenko Public Inquiry. He advises prosecuting authorities in and outside this jurisdiction and since the announcement of the Independent Child Sex Abuse Inquiry has advised schools and other organizations how to respond to it. Regularly instructed to advise on independent inquiries and in 2017, concluded the Home Office review into the collapse of the trial of R v Mouncher & others. Currently engaged in the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry for Greater Manchester Police.


Call 1976; Silk 2006

Bencher of Gray’s Inn 2009

First Senior Treasury Counsel 2002-2006; Senior Treasury Counsel 1996-2006; Treasury Counsel 1991

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Richard Horwell KC – Three Raymond Buildings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Horwell KCThree Raymond Buildings