Lewis MacDonald

Lewis MacDonald

"Lewis is an outstanding junior barrister. His strength is his ability to apply his intelligence and legal knowledge in a practical and strategic way."

Legal 500 UK 2023
Year of call: 2014
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Lewis MacDonald is ranked across his main practice areas: In Fraud: Crime and Professional Discipline (as a Rising Star) in the Legal 500; and in Chambers & Partners’ Spotlight Table for Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions. 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 2 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 accepts Direct Access instructions.

What Others Say:

“Mr MacDonald has strong advocacy skills, excellent legal knowledge and a thorough understanding of the law. He has impeccable preparation and communication skills.” “He is extremely strong technically and brilliant with the client.” “Lewis is very practical in his solutions. He is a go-to barrister.” and “He is a supremely able junior.” – Chambers UK 2023 (Prof Disc)

“Extremely thorough and hard-working. In short, excellent at all aspects of handling case material.” – Legal 500 UK 2023 (Prof Disc)

“Lewis is an outstanding junior barrister. His strength is his ability to apply his intelligence and legal knowledge in a practical and strategic way.” – Legal 500 UK 2023 (Fraud: Crime)

“A very hard-working junior with a great eye for detail. He is a pleasure to work with.” – Chambers UK 2022 (Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions)

RISING STAR Legal 500 UK 2022

“Very articulate with excellent drafting skills, Lewis is very approachable even with clients and delivers high quality professional work. Overall, he is a talented and hardworking barrister.” – Legal 500 UK 2022 (Professional Discipline)

“Lewis is a fantastic junior.” – Legal 500 UK 2022 (Fraud)

RISING STAR Legal 500 UK 2021

“Easy to work with, well-prepared and a good advocate, he is a very talented and hardworking junior barrister.” – Legal 500 UK 2021 (Professional Discipline)

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