Kevin Baumber > Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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


Specialist representation and advice in crime, fraud, regulatory matters, coroners’ inquests and police discipline. Background in commercial law. Crime: experienced in a wide range of criminal matters including: serious and complex fraud; misconduct in public office; money laundering; endangering aircraft; attempted murder; armed robbery; grievous bodily harm; theft and deception; drugs importation and supply; death by dangerous driving; kidnap; false imprisonment; insolvency and Companies Act offences; trade mark infringement. Police regulation: specialist advice and advocacy in police disciplinary matters, including IPCC inquiries. Advising police federations on discrete issues. Regulatory: appearing in a wide range of licensing and regulatory matters. Areas of particular interest include disciplinary tribunals and sports law. Also instructed by the Public Carriage Office in appeals. Coroners’ inquests: advice and representation for interested persons at coroners’ inquests.


Qualified 1998, Lincoln’s Inn.


Essex University and University of Nijmegen (NL) (1996 LLB First Class Hons); Brasenose College, Oxford (1997 BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Kevin BaumberThree Raymond BuildingsKevin has a marvellous ability for getting to grips with the most complicated scenarios. He is extremely hard working and never allows the amount of material to get on top of him. He is remarkably good with clients and offers a great reassuring presence to all involved in the case.

‘Very strong set’ Three Raymond Buildings is ‘engaged in work of the highest calibre’ and has ‘a stellar line up of counsel’. Chambers is well known for its particular strength in defending police officers in criminal cases; in this space, Kevin Baumber represented a police officer who was acquitted on corruption charges following a large scale investigation and undercover surveillance. On the prosecution side, William Emlyn Jones prosecuted Gerald Matovu (who formerly sold drugs to convicted serial killer Stephen Port) and Brandan Dunbar, whose modus operandi was to meet men via gay dating apps, drug them and then steal from them; one victim was given a fatal overdose of the drug GHB, leading to Matovu’s conviction for murder and Dunbar’s conviction for fraud and assault, among other charges.

London Bar > Police law (defendant)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Kevin BaumberThree Raymond BuildingsA persuasive, tactically shrewd advocate.