Kevin Baumber > Chambers of James Lewis KC & Hugo Keith KC > London, England > Barrister Profile

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


Kevin is Head of Three Raymond Buildings Professional Discipline Practice Group. He uses his considerable experience providing specialist advice, drafting and advocacy in disciplinary and performance hearings and IOPC cases. He regularly appears in cases of national press, TV, and radio interest.


Kevin has acted and continues increasingly to be instructed in many Judicial Reviews in important cases that shape the law in this area. He is instructed to advise the Police Federation nationally on discrete issues of law of general importance, and gives lectures and training on law and procedure. He delivered training on the 2020 Regs to barristers, solicitors and a number of police force Federations, including the MPS. He regularly appears in professional discipline hearings and appeals across the country.


He has over 20 years unbroken experience in complex fraud, drugs, sex, and other serious criminal cases.

He also acts for interested persons in Coroners’ Inquests, especially those concerning deaths in custody and high profile cases such as the inquest into the attacks at Fishmonger’s Hall. His knowledge of crime and police regulation and High Court advocacy combine well to provide the particular skill required for this specialist work. Kevin has been appointed as an Assistant Coroner.



Called 1998, Lincoln’s Inn

Assistant Coroner for Hertfordshire


Essex University and University of Nijmegen (NL) (1996 LLB First Class Hons); Brasenose College, Oxford (1997 BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Police law (forces and constables)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Kevin BaumberThree Raymond Buildings ‘Kevin has a razor-sharp intellect. He is a fearsome courtroom advocate, a ruthless cross-examiner and a stellar black letter lawyer.’ 

Three Raymond Buildings, an ‘impressive set with a number of outstanding barristers and quality at every level,‘ has particular strength in the representation of police officers, with a long-standing relationship with the Police Federation and its preferred firms of solicitors. Hugh Davies OBE KC represented two central command officers, separately from Greater Manchester Police, in the Manchester Arena bombing inquiry. Turning to the set’s juniors, Kevin Baumber represented a Met officer who kept her place in the force after she, having been refused permission to do so by the force, appeared on the Nigerian version of Big Brother.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Kevin Baumber – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Kevin has a piercing intellect and is an exceptional lawyer who always has the latest caselaw at his fingertips.’ 

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Kevin Baumber – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Kevin has a razor-sharp intellect, and is an unstoppable force on his feet. Most opponents wilt before him.’ 

Three Raymond Buildings is ‘a great set with a number of hugely impressive KCs and juniors‘ with key strengths in coronial law, with many members of the set regularly appearing in cases for police forces and officers. Hugh Davies OBE KC draws on his expertise in police law to represent police authorities and officers in inquests; his recent caseload includes acting as lead counsel to West Yorkshire Police Inquest relating to the death of a suspected leader of an organized crime group who was found to have been lawfully killed by armed officers. In other major matters, Hugo Keith KC continues to act as lead counsel to the Covid-19 Public Inquiry. Within the junior pool, Kevin Baumber has an extensive practice in Article 2 inquests, and Ailsa Williamson is representing the officers who detained a man who died following cocaine use and police restraint in the inquest into his death.