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 > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Michael Bromley-Martin QCThree Raymond BuildingsHe is absolutely first rate and still one of, if not the, very best Silks at the Bar. He is a skilled and polished advocate and a master tactician. He has a hawk’s eye for detail and a nose for any weakness in the prosecution case. He is approachable, impressive and scared of no-one. A true gladiator. This combined with acute intelligence, legal technical brilliance and exemplary charm make him of one of the most effective and charismatic Silks of our time. If I was ever in trouble I would stretch every sinew to get him on my side.

London Bar > Licensing

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Michael Bromley-Martin QCThree Raymond Buildings

Described as ‘the leading set for licensing,’ the barristers at Three Raymond Buildings advise and represent clients across a full range of areas, including alcohol and entertainment, gambling, security, taxis and private hire. Michael Bromley-Martin QC successfully re-secured the premises licence for the Eastern Electrics Music Festival in opposition to objections from the Licensing Authority and the Metropolitan Police. Stephen Walsh QC is currently advising and representing the operators of Aspers Casino Stratford in varying the terms of their gambling licence. Members are involved in work concerning restaurants, with Matthew Butt QC and Saba Naqshbandi having represented Coya and Le Deli Robuchon respectively.