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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 BuildingsA junior who provides helpful, concise and frank advice.’

Three Raymond Buildings garners praise as ‘a leading set for licensing‘. Stephen Walsh KC is a highly regarded practitioner in the space, with extensive expertise in handling the full range of licensing matters. Michael Bromley-Martin KC is ‘tenacious and always willing to go to battle for clients‘, and his recent workload includes advising on premises licensing issues. Firearms licensing work is a key strength for Matthew Butt KC, who is equally adept at handling gambling, liquor and private hire licensing matters. Sarah Le Fevre is regularly instructed by local authorities on both borough and council licensing matters, and Guy Ladenburg has a solid track record in handling liquor licensing mandates.

London Bar > Police law (forces and constables)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Guy LadenburgThree Raymond Buildings ‘Guy is a highly experienced and dedicated advocate. He has in-depth knowledge of police law and police misconduct work.’ 


London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Guy Ladenburg – Three Raymond BuildingsGuy is a very polished communicator and advocate. He has an immensely personable manner and is a robust cross-examiner.’