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Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
2
Crime
17 Years Ranked
3
Financial Crime
5 Years Ranked

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Provided by Peter Lownds

UK Bar

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Peter Lownds has a high-profile and wide-ranging leading junior criminal defence practice that includes fraud, terrorism, drug supply conspiracies, serious sexual offences and cases involving very serious or fatal violence. He is regularly instructed in complex cases, and is renowned for his thoroughness and tactical judgment.

His criminal trials over the last year have included acting for a man alleged to be involved in a substantial Greater London based heroin conspiracy, a company owner accused of attempting to murder his wife, and a businessman charged with involvement in a City based pay-day loan investment conspiracy. His other recent notable cases include defending a young man with learning difficulties accused of manslaughter, a teenager alleged to be plotting to make a terrorist bomb, and a man accused of controlling a prostitution business involving trafficking. Imminent trials include representing a company director accused of being involved in a long-running “cash for crash” insurance fraud, and defending a young women accused of participation in a substantial solar power product fraud.

His historical high profile cases include successfully defending a pilot of a helicopter charged with manslaughter, successfully representing a film actor accused of rape and representing a man charged over the prohibition of the publication of images of the murderer of James Bulger.

Career

Called 1998 (Grays Inn)

Direct Access Course 2010

Professional Memberships

Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

Criminal Bar Association

Fraud Lawyers’ Association

Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association

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UK Bar

Crime - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Peter Lownds
Peter Lownds has built a strong reputation for acting in drugs conspiracy, historic sexual abuse and violent offences cases. He has particular experience dealing with matters relating to organised crime.


Financial Crime - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Peter Lownds
Peter Lownds is a criminal barrister who is commended for his strong defence practice. He has an established track record in fraud and money laundering cases, and is particularly adept at bribery, corruption and tax fraud cases.

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