Sarah Le Fevre > Chambers of James Lewis KC & Hugo Keith KC > London, England > Barrister Profile

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


Specialist practitioner in licensing, regulatory, inquest, inquiry, and public law with extensive expertise in criminal law. Licensing: instructed to advise and represent licensees, applicants, police and licensing authorities on all matters connected with licensable activity, including sexual entertainment, gambling, alcohol, entertainment of all other kinds, street trading and taxis with extensive appellate and High Court practice. Regulatory: List ‘A’ Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law (HSE/EA/ORR); instructed by enforcing  authorities, companies  and individuals to advise and represent in civil, criminal, administrative and coronial proceedings, with particular expertise in railway,  fire, and safety at sports (football) grounds, environmental and water law. Inquests and public inquiries: instructed by bereaved families, employers, premises operators, enforcing authorities, and police to advise and represent at inquests/public inquiries and in related High Court and civil proceedings. Criminal law: prosecution and defence as led junior and alone.


Qualified 2001, Lincoln’s Inn; appointed ‘A’ List on the Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law Panel 2012.


Cambridge (MA Hons Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic); Diploma in Law (merit); LLM International Law (distinction); Ede & Ravenscourt Student of the Year 2001 (Lincoln’s Inn); Megarry Scholar 2001; Buchanan Prize 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Licensing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Sarah Le FevreThree Raymond BuildingsShe is well-respected by licensing sub-committees.’

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 > Health and safety

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Sarah Le FevreThree Raymond Buildings ‘Sarah has excellent attention to detail and judgement on complex and difficult cases.’


London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Sarah Le FevreThree Raymond Buildings ‘Sarah’s attention to detail, judgement, and strategic thinking has been pivotal in successfully advising on highly sensitive cases. She has excellent judgement.’