Lewis MacDonald

Lewis MacDonald

Year of call: 2014
For enquiries please call: 020 7353 5324 or email vcard cv save

Criminal Defence

Lewis is experienced defending in the Crown Court in cases of serious violence, sexual offences, fraud and property offences, and supplying prohibited drugs.

In the Magistrates’ Court, Lewis has a large amount of experience dealing with vulnerable witnesses, and has received praise from lay benches and district judges for his cross-examination of child witnesses. He also has extensive experience acting privately in road traffic matters.

Lewis is also experienced advising on and conducting appeals to the Crown Court and Divisional Court. He has successfully made written representations on behalf of a defendant persuading the Magistrates’ Court to refuse to state a case as requested by the prosecuting public authority.

Lewis has also acted in extradition cases and is familiar with the Extradition Act 2003 and the associated case law.

Current and recent work:

R v A

Successful application to dismiss in case involving child sex offences against 2-year-old arising out of client’s own admissions to police and social services. Successful application led to prosecution offering no evidence on remaining charges.

R v B

Currently instructed to defend teenager accused of joint enterprise stabbing. Gang membership alleged by prosecution.

R v C

Defended client at the Central Criminal Court who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud against very elderly victims, a case that was reported in the mainstream London media. Representations resulted in sentence on lower category in the guidelines than that suggested by the prosecution.

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