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


Advice and advocacy at all stages of criminal and ‘quasi-criminal’ investigations, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, deaths in custody, inquests and public inquiries. Recent notable work: overseas corruption; professional fraud; perjury/perverting; market abuse; tax avoidance; murder/manslaughter; LIBOR/EURIBOR; insider dealing; misconduct in public office; police station deaths; money laundering. Recent inquiries: Manchester Arena; Deepcut; Litvinenko; Leveson; 7/7; Tomlinson; Saunders; De Menezes; Climbie. For more information go to


Called Middle Temple (Benefactors Law Scholarship; 1986 LJ Sachs Scholarship); QC 2006.


Criminal Bar Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Fraud Lawyers Association.


Eton College; Christ Church, Oxford (1984 BA PPE); City University (1985 Dip L).


Arsenal FC; Marylebone Cricket Club.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Patrick Gibbs QCThree Raymond BuildingsExcellent all-rounder with great judgment.

Three Raymond Buildings ‘boasts a breadth and depth of business crime lawyers’, who have a wealth of experience of investigations and prosecutions involving allegations of bribery and corruption, corporate fraud, and anti-competitive conduct, among other offences. Chambers’ notable workload includes some of the most closely-watched SFO investigations over the years in sectors such as manufacturing and mining; Hugo Keith QC is highly regarded in this space, while Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC and James Hines QC are also appointed to the SFO’s panel of silks. The set is also routinely instructed with respect to significant multi-jurisdictional issues, such as violations of international economic sanctions regimes, an area in which Rachel Barnes has niche expertise. In addition to their advocacy skills, multiple members, including Patrick Gibbs QC and Ben Summers, are also well-versed in advisory and compliance work for both companies and individuals relating to potential exposure to risk or criminal liability. Summers returned from a 17-month secondment at Hogan Lovells International LLP in August 2021. Alexander Cameron QC retired in November 2020.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Patrick Gibbs QCThree Raymond BuildingsPatrick is simply superb – he has no weaknesses as a barrister. He is clever, hard-working, easy to get along with, and 100% reliable. He delivers on every single case. Absolutely brilliant.

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.