Peter Lownds

Peter Lownds

"Excellent in and out of court, with a very practical approach and great client care skills"

Legal 500 2017
Year of call: 1998
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Peter Lownds specialises in complex, serious criminal and disciplinary cases.

He has a high-profile and wide-ranging criminal defence practice that includes fraud, terrorism, major drug supply conspiracies, serious sexual offences and cases involving very serious or fatal violence.

Peter is listed as a leading junior in Criminal Law by Chambers UK and as a leading junior in both General Crime and Criminal Fraud by The Legal 500. Recent praise for him includes:

  • “He is very sharp on tactics and always has an insightful comment to make.” – Legal 500 2016

  • Excellent in and out of court, with a very practical approach and great client care skills” Legal 500, 2017

  • He is very thorough and has a good strategic eye in fraud cases.” Legal 500, 2017

  • “An exceptional advocate”. Senior member of the judiciary

His work so far in 2017 has included conducting trials for a Russian banker accused of corruption and a man alleged to be involved in the importation of 230 kilos of cocaine. Additionally, he has acted for a client accused of involvement in a £1M commercial conspiracy to handle stolen goods. Last year he conducted trials for a young man with learning difficulties accused of manslaughter, a woman alleged to be involved in a nationwide conspiracy to supply opium and a business owner accused of involvement in a multi-million-pound international fraud.

Other recent cases include defending a businessman accused of historical child cruelty, a teenager alleged to be plotting to make a terrorist bomb, and a client charged following a very serious stabbing incident at an art gallery.

He also prosecutes in disciplinary proceedings; regularly presenting cases for the National College of Teaching and Leadership and the National Optical Council. In addition he defends doctors, dentists and police officers, and has particular expertise in disciplinary cases involving allegations of dishonesty or sexual misconduct.

Peter accepts Direct Access instructions.

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