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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 > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Patrick Gibbs KCThree Raymond BuildingsTop drawer. Excellent all-rounder. Crème de la crème.

Three Raymond Buildings is a ‘very strong set known for quality work‘ regarding the prosecution and defence of high-profile matters in cases involving allegations of insider-dealing and serious corruption. Members of the set regularly act for government bodies and agencies, such as corruption and fraud specialist Patrick Gibbs KC, who frequently prosecutes for the SFO, while other members of the set, such as Hugo Keith KC, are regularly instructed by the respondents in SFO investigations.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Patrick Gibbs KCThree Raymond Buildings ‘A sublime advocate, beguiling and simply a joy to watch him on his feet.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Patrick Gibbs KC – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Patrick is one of the best in his field. He is a master strategist who gives careful and considered advice. His compelling advocacy is incisive and highly persuasive.’ 

Three Raymond Buildings is widely regarded as ‘one of the top criminal sets known for the consistent quality within its ranks‘. The set is known for both prosecution and defence work, and in particular is known for acting for police officers facing criminal charges.  Hugh Davies OBE KC prosecuted a former Nigerian senator of human trafficking offences after sending a young man from Lagos to London as a kidney donor for his daughter. Patrick Gibbs KC  represented actor Kevin Spacey, who was acquitted on nine charges of sexual offences; he and Bo-Eun Jung represented a woman who was accused of murdering her ten-week-old baby; the defendant was acquitted of murder, and received a suspended sentence for infanticide.