Lewis has specialised in family work with an exclusive focus on public law children work from the outset of his career. Whilst experienced at representing local authorities, he is best known and has gained consistent recognition in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for his representation of children and respondents in public law proceedings. His experience includes cases involving fatalities, serious injuries, fabricated illness, sexual and emotional abuse as well as radicalisation, both with Leading Counsel and alone. He has particular experience and an interest in contested adoption proceedings/non-agency adoption.


Chambers and Partners (2023) “Lewis is always personable, thorough and well prepared. He is exacting in his advocacy”; “Lewis is an excellent all-round barrister”; “Lewis has very good client care skills and is an excellent cross-examiner”

Legal 500 (2023) “Lewis’ approach is respected and liked by clients and he has the ability to put them at ease. A well prepared, considered and skilled advocate”

Chambers and Partners (2022) “He has that perfect mix of great advocacy skills and an eye for detail while having a set of people skills”; “He is a star in the making”; “He has the ability to be so personal but also be so decisive and amazing in court”

Legal 500 (2022) “An excellent family barrister. He is a staunch tactician who argues his client’s case with confidence”

Chambers and Partners (2021) “His advice is always excellent and on point”; “He is a friendly but no-nonsense barrister who is very effective in court”

Legal 500 (2021) “Lewis is really bright, hard-working, charming to deal with and tenacious in putting his client’s case”

Chambers and Partners (2020) “He has a lovely way with the client. He gives unpleasant news and advice while keeping the client with him, making sure not to sugar-coat it but guiding them through it”; “versatile and hard-working”

Legal 500 (2020) “Complex care work is his key area of focus”

Chambers and Partners (2019) “He has excellent advocacy skills and fights hard for his client. He has a strong moral compass and very good client care”; “Confident presentation in court”

Legal 500 (2019) “A specialist in public law children’s cases”

Chambers and Partners (2018) “An excellent advocate who fights hard for his clients”; “He is always very smooth in his advocacy”

Chambers and Partners (2017) “His attention to detail and knowledge of the law are second to none”

Legal 500 (2017) “He excels in complex and difficult cases”

Chambers and Partners (2016) “He has good all-round skills and is willing to go the extra mile”

Legal 500 (2016) “Experienced in difficult public law care proceedings”

Chambers and Partners (2015) “He is a passionate advocate. The skills and experience that he possesses at his age are phenomenal. He is well beyond his years”

Legal 500 (2015) “A very competent member of the Junior Bar-advocacy is a strength of his”

Chambers and Partners (2014) “He is very much up-and-coming. He is well prepared and popular with solicitors; he will go a long way”

Legal 500 (2014) “Tenacious and insightful”

Reported Cases

Re T (Early Permanence Placement) [2015] EWCA Civ 983
Re C, D and E (Radicalisation: Fact Finding) [2016] EWHC 3087 (Fam)
Re C, D and E (Radicalisation: Welfare) [2016] EWHC 3088 (Fam)


LLB (Hons) University of Sheffield (2007)
Diplock Major Scholar (Middle Temple) (2007)
BVC Manchester (2008)
Called: Middle Temple (2008)