Guy Ladenburg > Chambers of James Lewis KC & Hugo Keith KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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


Guy Ladenburg is an experienced senior junior with a substantial practice in serious and complex crime, fraud, inquests, police misconduct, licensing, and a wide range of regulatory areas.

For many years he has acted for the prosecution and defence, as leading junior, led junior and junior alone, in grave and substantial criminal cases.

Recent cases include insider dealing, election fraud and acting for Greater Manchester Police and the North West Counter Terrorism Police in the Manchester Arena Inquiry.

He has appeared in some of the most substantial and complex fraud cases in recent years, including the notorious Celtic SFO prosecution, and often represents professional defendants.  He is co-author to Blackstone’s Guide to the Fraud Act (2006).

He has recently represented and advised the National Crime Agency in protracted proceedings relating to the Russian oligarchy.

Guy has represented officers from the majority of police forces in the UK in gross misconduct proceedings and before the PAT, at inquests, and in associated judicial reviews.

He is a very experienced licensing practitioner, representing and advising commercial clients, local authorities and police forces across the full range of licensing-related areas.

Guy is a Grade 4 prosecutor for the CPS for serious crime, general crime and fraud, and is on the ‘A’ panel list of Specialist Advocates’ for Health & Safety and Environmental law.


Called to the Bar 2000.
Publications; Co-author of Blackstone’s Guide to the Fraud Act  (2006).


BA Hons (Oxon) 1st class; Diploma in Law (distinction).

St. Hugh’s College Oxford (1st Class BA Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Licensing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Guy LadenburgThree Raymond BuildingsGuy has intimate knowledge of licensing.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Guy Ladenburg – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Guy is very polished, a very effective cross-examiner. Very charming, very bright, also very versatile, with a broad range of specialisms.’

London Bar > Police law (forces and constables)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Guy LadenburgThree Raymond Buildings ‘Guy is an excellent advocate. He is persuasive in argument and in mitigation and has an excellent knowledge of the police conduct regulations, which aids his ability to carry himself so effectively within police misconduct tribunals.’


Three Raymond Buildings is considered ‘good at inquests and inquiries with a criminal element‘ and ‘pre-eminent in the defence of police misconduct cases‘. Indeed ‘calm and measured barristerAlisdair Williamson KC recently acted in West Yorkshire Police v PC Scoones and others, successfully representing a police office from the West Yorkshire Police who was accused of not investigating the murder of a child in 2016. The set is ‘good at inquests and inquiries with a criminal element‘, and Guy Ladenburg continued to be instructed in the Manchester Arena bombing inquiry in 2021, Ladenburg’s ‘excellent knowledge of the police conduct regulations‘ leaves him well place to handle police misconduct tribunals and inquests. Clair Dobbin has significant experience in acting for police officers professional discipline litigation.