James Lewis QC is a rare specialist in both civil and criminal cases. This is demonstrated by the stellar array of leading cases in which he has appeared and shows that his experience and judgment is highly sought after.
Vastly experienced in criminal, civil and commercial fraud, extradition, regulatory work, contempt, public international law and judicial review matters, Lewis appears frequently at the Court of Appeal and in the Privy Council and the Supreme Court, as well as other foreign jurisdictions being additionally called ad hoc to the bars of Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands, Brunei, Trinidad and Tobago and Ireland.
Lewis is often used as an experienced litigation strategist and advocate who can advise and represent companies and individuals in respect of commercial, regulatory and criminal issues, particularly those with an international dimension. He excels in complex and difficult cases and was described by a judge as a Rolls-Royce advocate.
He has extensive trial and appellate experience in matters of mutual assistance, extradition and commercial fraud, which encompasses international co-operation concerning search and seizure of documents, letters of request, warrants and other international treaty matters. Lewis has acted for and against at least 20 overseas governments.
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