Lewis MacDonald

Lewis MacDonald

Year of call: 2014
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Private Prosecution

Lewis has conducted private prosecutions for companies and individuals, both acting alone and in a larger team of counsel, and is a highly regarded junior in this area. He has acted in cases from start to finish, both in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court, and is well placed to advise on prospects, the investigatory process, the drafting and issuing of summons, disclosure, and costs.

He was instructed as disclosure counsel in the private prosecution of a large-scale fraud across multiple jurisdictions including the UK and Middle East, and in an ongoing prosecution involving a multi-million commercial fraud. He has acted in cases where abuse of process arguments have been made, and has experience drafting representations to the Director of Public Prosecutions on whether to take over a private prosecution.
Lewis regularly acts in private prosecutions for quangos and quasi-public bodies. He is often instructed by Royal Mail in prosecutions which attract press interest. He has also acted for the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner.

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