Ian Lewis 


Business Crime, Regulation and Criminal Defence 


Ian advises in all areas of Professional Discipline and Legal Expenses Insurance. He is also an experienced criminal practitioner.

Ian specialises in Police Law with particular emphasis on misconduct proceedings, inquests and judicial reviews. For over 20 years Ian was the sole appointed Solicitor for the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales.  

Chambers states that he is “on all the ritzy Police cases” and is a “classy operator with a clever practice”. The Legal 500 describes Ian as a “superb strategist and tactician”.

Over a number of years Ian has expanded the Professional Discipline area to include other professions such as Solicitors, Barristers, Surveyors, Charitable Trustees and Accountants. 

Ian has been involved in all cases that have shaped policing in the 21st Century. He has represented individuals at Inquiries and Inquests such as: - Marchioness, Stephen Lawrence, Victoria Climbie, Deepcut, Lancet, Helios and the Inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed. He is presently representing the Match Commanders at the Hillsborough Inquests.

Ian is a Grade A fee earner for Very High Cost Cases. He is instructed on VHCC involving conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to supply and perverting the course of justice. Ian has wide experience of representing professionals involved in criminal litigation. He has defended prosecutions brought by the CPS, SOCA, IPCC, FCA and HMRC. He is presently instructed on defending clients in multimillion pound allegations of fraud and money laundering. 

In 2015, Ian was named Police Lawyer of the Year (CI), Criminal Lawyer of the Year (CI). He also, as head of Crime and Regulatory at his previous firm, led his team to Regulatory Firm of the Year 2 years running at the Manchester Legal Awards 2015 and 2016. 


Tel: 0161 828 8304

E-mail: Ian.lewis@jmw.co.uk

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