Brad Lewis

  • “Tenacious, meticulous, with a keen eye for detail”  - An instructing solicitor

    Corporate and Financial Crime

    Brad has substantial experience beyond his call in corporate and financial crime cases at all stages, from pre-charge investigations to Crown Court trial. His recent in-court experience includes being led junior counsel in a multi-handed and high-profile money laundering trial that was legally complex and paper-heavy.

    He has experience in POCA proceedings (including those involving foreign assets) and has direct insight into the workings of banks and the financial sector having previously interned in the legal and operations teams of Goldman Sachs.  


    Commended by instructing solicitors and judges for his assiduous and astute approach to every case, Brad is a sought-after advocate in the Crown Court and has experience appearing as counsel across the full spectrum of criminal cases in the Crown, Youth, and Magistrates’ Courts. He makes client care a priority and has represented multiple vulnerable, neurodiverse, and/or young lay clients that wished to be only represented by Brad. 

    Prior to his career at the Bar, Brad worked as a Crown Court caseworker and police station representative for a large criminal defence firm. He also held the position of research associate for the Sentencing Academy delivering in-depth research into the development of sentencing. 


    Brad defends and presents in professional and regulatory disciplinary proceedings. His experience to date ranges from presenting as approved counsel for the Nursing and Midwifery Council to working closely with instructing solicitors on a complex Financial Conduct Authority investigation involving international individuals, corporates and financial practices affecting foreign states. In pupillage, Brad also assisted Philip Evans KC on noteworthy and heavily reported Rugby Football Union disciplinary proceedings.

    Brad also accepts instructions in the licensing field. He has been instructed in his own right to appeal against licensing decisions by Transport for London and has assisted King’s Counsel in Chambers on high-profile work for the Gambling Commission and British Horseracing Authority. As an accomplished athlete in various sports, having represented Great Britain and a European ‘all-star’ team, Brad has a keen interest across different sports tribunal work and has a level of familiarity and understanding with the life of an athlete that is uncommon at the Bar. 

    Public Law

    Utilising his knowledge across both public and criminal law, Brad has been instructed as part of preparations for criminal prosecutions linked to public law proceedings. 

    Through assisting more senior members of Chambers, Brad has experience working on serious and legally significant public law matters, such as the following application for judicial review: R (on the application of Deripaska) v DPP [2020] EWHC 2918 (Admin).

    Prior to coming to the Bar, Brad volunteered in the Liverpool Law Clinic assisting in reviews of evidence in the Hillsborough Inquest and the case for an inquiry into the ‘Battle of Orgreave’.  



    • Called 2019 (Gray’s Inn)
    • BPP Law School – Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding)
    • Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge – LLM 
    • University of Liverpool – LLB(hons) (First Class) 

    Scholarships and Awards  

    • Reid Award, Senior Scholarship - Gray’s Inn
    • Ann Goddard Scholarship - Gray’s Inn
    • Bedingfield Scholarship - Gray’s Inn 
    • Residential Scholarship - Gray’s Inn  
    • Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
    • W.M Tapp Studentship - Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge    
    • George Stern award for best performance in LLB finals - University of Liverpool 
    • ‘Outstanding Contribution to pro bono work’ - University of Liverpool 
    • Excellence Scholarship - BPP Law School 

    Professional Memberships 

    • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn


    • Approved NMC Counsel List
    • CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor
    • Youth Court - registered advocate; YJLC trained


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