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


Advice and advocacy at all stages of criminal and ‘quasi-criminal’ investigations, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, deaths in custody, inquests and public inquiries. Recent notable work: overseas corruption; professional fraud; perjury/perverting; market abuse; tax avoidance; murder/manslaughter; insider dealing; misconduct in public office; deaths following police contact; money laundering. Recent inquiries: Manchester Arena; Deepcut; Litvinenko; Leveson; 7/7; Tomlinson; Saunders; De Menezes.



Called Middle Temple (Benefactors Law Scholarship; 1986 LJ Sachs Scholarship); Silk 2006.


Criminal Bar Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Fraud Lawyers Association.


Eton College; Christ Church, Oxford (1984 BA PPE); City University (1985 Dip L).


Arsenal FC; Marylebone Cricket Club.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Patrick Gibbs KCThree Raymond Buildings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Patrick Gibbs KC – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Patrick is very authoritative. He has the respect of the court.’

With ‘first-class barristers from the most senior to the most junior’, the criminal set at Three Raymond Buildings defend and prosecute high-profile and everyday serious crime matters including murders, historic sexual offences, terrorism, and drugs and human trafficking. Alisdair Williamson KC appeared for one of the defendants in the widely-publicised case of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead in the back of a lorry in Kent. Unled, Ailsa Williamson represented a Metropolitan Police officer accused of terrorism offences in the form of membership of far-right extremist group National Action. Patrick Gibbs KC is currently defending the actor Kevin Spacey against accusations of historic sexual assaults against men in the United Kingdom.

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Patrick Gibbs KCThree Raymond BuildingsA proper barrister of the old school. Great integrity. A sensational advocate. Does the right thing by the client. Among the best.