Dominic Lewis



Dominic has considerable experience of both prosecuting and defending serious crime. He has been at 5 Paper Buildings for his entire career.

In recent years, his practice has primarily focused on prosecuting and defending in cases of serious fraud. In 2016 he was instructed by the Serious Fraud Office as second junior counsel in the Barclays US$ traders Libor-rigging trial. He has been instructed in the same capacity in the EURIBOR manipulation trial, which is due to be heard in late 2017.

Dominic also has considerable experience of defending those accused of serious sexual offences, including in particular historical allegations. He has recently represented a number of individuals charged with the most serious offences of this type.

In 2010, following a lengthy application and vetting process, Dominic was appointed to the panel of Special Advocates. This role involves acting on behalf of individuals in cases that may involve sensitive disclosure issues or matters of national security. He also appears on the AG’s list of barristers authorised to act as independent disclosure counsel in criminal proceedings.

Dominic is qualified to offer advice and representation on a public access basis, meaning that he can be instructed directly by private individuals.

His practice comprises the following areas: 

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Criminal Defence

Criminal Prosecution

Consumer law (prosecuting and defending)

Appellate work

Road Traffic offences

Proceeds of Crime

Pro bono work

Public access

Notable Cases