Michael Bromley-Martin QC > Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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


Michael’s criminal practice sees him defending at the top end of serious crime, in particular murder, fraud and drugs. His expertise in fraud includes Tax, Mortgage, Investment and Commercial Fraud. He has been highly ranked in the leading directories for many years, both as a junior and in silk.

His licensing expertise and experience spans thirty years, in particular in relation to gambling, music festivals, entertainment, liquor and taxi licensing. He has consistently been highly ranked in all the directories in this field.

He has undertaken both prosecutions and defences and has considerable experience in the Regulatory field, in particular in relation to the General Medical Council, the General Optical Council, the Broadcasting Standards Authority (now Ofcom), the Police Complaints Authority (now IPCC), Coroner’s Inquests and in the fields of Trade Marks, Trade Descriptions, Food Safety and Health and Safety.

He has for many years practised in the representation of the police and police officers in both criminal and disciplinary proceedings, as well as inquests and judicial review proceedings in relation to crime, discipline and employment.


Called 1979, QC 2002 Gray’s Inn; Department of Trade and Industry inspector, 1989, 1990; adviser to the Police Complaints Authority since 1996; Recorder of the Crown Court 2002.


BSc Civil Engineering.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Licensing

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Michael Bromley-Martin QCThree Raymond BuildingsHe was exemplary in his conduct of our case and we would not hesitate to recommend him for any licensing matter requiring a QC.

A great set for licensing’, Three Raymond Buildings is also noted for a ‘best-in-class’ team of clerks. Referred to as ‘licensing gold‘ Stephen Walsh QC has an established reputation for handling the gamut of licensing cases, most recently representing clients such as Annabel’s Private Members Club and the operator of the Boomtown Festival. Michael Bromley-Martin QC handles cases involving all facets of entertainment including music festivals, gambling and lotteries. ‘Superb problem solverMatthew Butt QC also has broad expertise; he acted for Secret Cinema in respect of a premises licence. Sarah Le Fevre is in high demand for her ‘unparalleled practical knowledge of the licensing regimes’ – she is acting for Wagamama in its first application nationally for a ‘dark kitchen’ premises licence. Saba Naqshbandi is also highly valued for her ‘clear, authoritative opinions in respect of complex cases’.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Michael Bromley-Martin QC – Three Raymond Buildings ‘He one of the best around at the criminal Bar. If I was in trouble I would want him to defend me. This advocate is supremely bright, a tactical genius and a superlative advocate. Top of his game.