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


Leading silk in Crime, Financial Crime, Inquests and Public Inquiries.  Renowned for his advisory and advocacy work across a wide range of disciplines and proceedings. As Treasury Counsel he prosecuted many high profile cases involving murder and terrorism. Has defended in numerous notable cases and has been instructed in prominent Inquests and Public Inquiries ranging from the Inquests touching the death of the Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed to the Litvinenko Public Inquiry. He advises prosecuting authorities in and outside this jurisdiction and since the announcement of the Independent Child Sex Abuse Inquiry has advised schools and other organizations how to respond to it. Regularly instructed to advise on independent inquiries and in 2017, concluded the Home Office review into the collapse of the trial of R v Mouncher & others. Currently engaged in the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry for Greater Manchester Police.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Horwell QCThree Raymond Buildings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Horwell QCThree Raymond BuildingsHe brings steely focus and detailed preparation to a tough brief, which he carries off with consummate skill.

Three Raymond Buildings leverages its criminal and regulatory expertise for complex, sensitive and controversial inquests and inquiries; and the set is sought out for matters concerning the police, medical negligence, product liability, industrial disease, fatal workplace accidents and criminal/terrorist activities. Stephen Walsh QC leads a team of juniors, including Sarah Le Fevre, in representing the London Fire Brigade at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry; and Richard Horwell QC and Patrick Gibbs QC (leading Reka Hollos) represent Greater Manchester Police and the British Transport Police, respectively, at the Manchester Arena Bombing Inquest. Further strengthening the set, Clair Dobbin QC took silk in 2021.