James Lewis

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Rolls Royce or Trabant?

James Lewis QC is a British barrister since 1987 and Queen's Counsel since 2002 working at Three Raymond Buildings (3RB) chambers in London.[1]

According to the 3RB website, James Lewis QC is:

"Often used as an experienced litigation strategist and advocate who can advise and represent governments, companies and individuals in respect of commercial, regulatory and criminal issues, particularly those with an international dimension. He excels in complex and difficult cases. Described by a judge as a 'Rolls Royce' advocate."[2]

According to Craig Murray:

"James Lewis QC’s touting for business webpage describes him as 'the Rolls Royce of advocates'. I suppose that is true, in the sense of foreign owned. Yet here he was before us, blowing a gasket, not getting anywhere, emitting fumes and resembling a particularly unloved Trabant."[3]


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 15blog post23 September 2020Craig MurrayThe only possible conclusion from yesterday’s testimony is that the performance of the representative of the United States Government (James Lewis QC) was, in and of itself, full and sufficient evidence that there is no possibility that Julian Assange will receive fair consideration and treatment of his mental health issues within the United States system. The US Government has just demonstrated that to us, in open court, to perfection.
Document:Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 17blog post25 September 2020Craig MurrayI am going to write to Judge Baraitser applying for a copy of the transcript of Lewis cross-examining Professor Kopelman on the razor blade, with a view to reporting James Lewis QC to the Bar Council. I do wonder whether the General Medical Council might not have reason to consider the practice of Dr Rachel Daly in this case.
Document:Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 8blog post10 September 2020Craig MurrayAs Trevor Timm testified today, senior prosecutors in the US Justice Department had opposed this prosecution as unconstitutional and refused to be involved. President Trump was left with this discredited right wing sleazeball, Gordon Kromberg. Now here we are at the Old Bailey, with a floundering James Lewis clutching at this oaf Kromberg for intellectual support.
Document:Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 9blog post15 September 2020Craig MurrayCraig Murray: "It has taken me literally all night to write this up – it is now 8.54am – and I have to finish off and get back into court. The six of us allowed in the public gallery, incidentally, have to climb 132 steps to get there, several times a day. As you know, I have a very dodgy ticker; I am with Julian’s dad John Shipton who is 78; and another of us has a pacemaker."