Lisa Roberts QC

Call To The Bar: 1993

Leader of the Northern Circuit.

Lisa Roberts QC specialises in criminal and regulatory law. She took silk in 2015 and is consistently ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a leading silk in no fewer than three categories:

Lisa Roberts QC is regarded as a first-class, specialist silk in Health and Safety and Environmental Law and is instructed in some of the country’s leading cases.

She is regularly instructed to act on behalf of Federated and senior ranking police officers in criminal matters and Misconduct (disciplinary) hearings and has acted on behalf of police officers, companies and the Health and Safety Executive in several inquests.

She also accepts privately-funded instructions on behalf of individuals facing criminal offences.

Lisa regularly presents seminars and webinars on crime, regulatory and trading standards’ law to defence solicitors, corporate clients and industry regulators.

In recent years Lisa has acted on behalf of utility companies who are facing prosecution by the regulators. She was instructed by United Utilities to represent them throughout the DWI prosecution which followed the cryptosporidium event of the summer of 2015.

In the Legal Guides, Lisa is described as:

“Absolutely first rate. First class in her approach and manner and she goes the extra mile in supporting instructing solicitors and representing her clients.” “excellent attention to detail and is very thorough.” “brilliant in court and clients love her.” – Chambers & Partners, 2021 – Health and Safety

“Very well prepared and a very good advocate who is very easy to work with.” “An excellent barrister.” – Chambers & Partners, 2021 – Professional Discipline

“A fantastic silk – she’s really bright, really switched-on, utterly charming and captivating.”

“Very thorough and has a great manner with her clients.” – Chambers & partners 2020

“A class act”, “She is very bright and makes very persuasive arguments.” – Chambers & Partners, 2019

“A very capable, outstanding young silk.”  – Legal 500, 2018

“Great at presenting and great with clients”, “Very well respected.” – Chambers & Partners, 2018

“An excellent advocate. Clear, concise and persuasive.” “Very bright.” – Chambers & Partners, 2018

“A skilled criminal advocate who prosecutes and defends a broad range of cases that includes significant health and safety and professional discipline work.” – Legal 500, 2017

“She’s just fabulous and clients adore her.” – Chambers & Partners, 2017

“A really fantastic criminal barrister and advocate.” – Chambers & Partners, 2017

“She is effortlessly charming, extremely clever and an extremely good advocate. You know you don’t mess around with her.” – Chambers & Partners, 2016

“She’s a proper class act, very polished and smooth.” – Chambers & Partners, 2016

Ranked as a leading lawyer in Professional Discipline of Chambers & Partners, 2016.

“A professional, calm, bright and approachable team player.” – Legal 500, 2015

Ranked in Band 1 of Chambers and Partners 2015 as “a tremendous lawyer”

Lisa earned a formidable reputation prosecuting and defending serious crime and regulatory offences. Regularly instructed by the Major Incident Teams of the North West and the Complex Case Unit of the CPS, Lisa also defended in many of the region’s high-profile cases.

She has built on that solid background in serious crime and focused in more recent years on Regulatory work, Professional Discipline and white-collar crime.

Lisa’s practice consists of the following:

Regulatory Law


Private client – including sexual offences