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 is a highly sought-after specialist in complex and 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 and Financial Crime by Chambers UK, and as a leading junior in Criminal Fraud by The Legal 500. Recent praise for him includes:

  • “Very good at detailed financial crime cases and brilliant with clients.” – Chambers and Partners 2019
  • “He is very, very astute and tactically savvy.” – Chambers and Partners 2019
  • “Even with impossible cases and nightmare lay clients, he is effective with limited tools.” – Legal 500, 2019
  • “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 criminal trials in the last year have included representing a Russian banker accused of corruption and a Northern Soul record trader accused of fraudulent trading and breach of copyright and trades mark offences. Additionally, he acted for a retired magistrate facing drug-related money laundering charges and implicated by the evidence of a super-grass. Other recent cases include defending a young man with learning difficulties accused of manslaughter and a teenager alleged to be plotting to make a terrorist bomb. His early 2019 diary will include representing a director of a food distribution company accused of fraudulent trading and acting for a man alleged to be involved in a very substantial Greater London based cocaine and heroin supply conspiracy.

Peter also regularly presents and defends in disciplinary proceedings. He often presents cases against teachers and optical professionals. In addition, he defends doctors, dentists, teachers and police officers. He has particular expertise in defending cases involving allegations of dishonesty or sexual misconduct. His cases during 2018 have included successfully representing a GP at an inquest into the death of a sectioned patient.

Peter accepts Direct Access instructions.

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