Lee Hughes

Call To The Bar: 2006

Lee specialises in regulatory and criminal law.

In much of his work he is instructed by insurance practices and national law firms to defend corporate clients and individuals in regulatory crime matters, including health and safety, fire safety and road traffic cases.

Lee regularly represents Interested Persons in Inquests, whether they arise out of health and safety, road traffic or other matters. He is regularly instructed to appear in the Crown Court in general crime matters (including POCA). He represents drivers in the Magistrates’ Courts for a range of road traffic offences.

Lee also advises and represents clients in environmental, trading standards (including food safety and consumer protection), professional disciplinary and licensing cases.
Lee has been instructed in matters of national significance, including the Gosport Independent Panel Review, the Manchester Arena Inquests and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

As well as having a solid defence practice Lee also prosecutes. He is a Level 2 CPS prosecutor for general crime and a Level 2 prosecutor on the CPS Specialist Panel Serious Crime Group list. He has been appointed to List C of the Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law. Lee is also on the RSPCA’s list of approved counsel.

Lee is a member of the Health and Safety Executive’s independent Disputes Panel for Fee for Intervention (FFI).

He is authorised to represent members of the public under the ‘Public Access’ scheme.

Prior to joining the Bar Lee was a solicitor in some of the most highly regarded regulatory crime teams in the country. He was recommended by Legal 500 for his health and safety work. Lee continues to offer corporate support to solicitors who require assistance with due diligence, litigation, document review, witness familiarisation and risk advice.

Please contact David Wright for further information or to instruct Lee.