Lewis MacDonald


Lewis is ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ and Tier 1 in Professional Discipline in Legal 500 UK 2021. He practices in serious crime and business crime, asset forfeiture, tax, professional discipline, and inquests and inquiries. He has quickly developed a reputation as a very bright junior with a calm court room manner, and is frequently instructed in document heavy cases raising complex issues of fact and law.

In the criminal sphere, Lewis acts for the prosecution and defence across the spectrum of serious criminal offences, from violence and terrorism to large scale fraud. His practice increasingly focuses on white collar and business crime. Lewis is known as a go-to junior for private prosecutions, and has been instructed in a number of significant fraud cases.

In regulatory cases, Lewis has extensive experience appearing before a number of regulators, often in complex or high profile cases. He most commonly acts for solicitors, accountants, sports, and medical professionals.  He has acted in complex Article 6 inquests and both statutory and non-statutory Inquiries.

Lewis acts in a number of MTIC fraud appeals before the tax tribunal, where he has further honed his ability to martial detailed evidence and sometimes opaque case law to his client’s advantage.

Lewis has acted for high profile sports people in criminal, licencing, and regulatory proceedings. He has dealt with accusations of violence, betting, and financial irregularities in the sports context. He most commonly appears before the British Horseracing Authority. His mixed criminal and professional discipline practice make him well placed to advise in cases where dual proceedings are active or contemplated.


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Lewis MacDonald


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