Sarah Le Fevre > Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC
Three Raymond Buildings
3 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5BH
England
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Position

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.

Career

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

Education

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 > Health and safety

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sarah Le FevreThree Raymond BuildingsShe is good at putting clients at ease in difficult circumstances and has achieved excellent results for us.

Accessible’ and known for their ability to assist on short notice, the set at Three Raymond Buildings act for regulators, companies, and individuals involved in high-profile health and safety matters and inquests related to disasters and workplace accidents. In R (HSE) v Priory Healthcare Ltd, Sarah Le Fevre has been instructed by the HSE in a prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of a defendant charged with allegedly failing to minimise the risk of suicide in vulnerable mental health patients. Saba Naqshbandi is currently defending the Rotherham United Football Club in relation to fire safety breaches at their stadium.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Sarah Le FevreThree Raymond BuildingsSarah is a class act. She has a total mastery of the law and the evidence and the judgement of a QC. She is head and shoulders above the competition.

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.

London Bar > Licensing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Sarah Le FevreThree Raymond BuildingsSarah is a straight talking, hard working and commercially aware barrister who understands clients’ businesses and speaks their language.