Criminal barrister, 18 Red Lion Court
Sarah Lewis is a criminal barrister at 18 Red Lion Court. Her practice encompasses both defence and prosecution work across the whole spectrum of criminal law as well as quasi-criminal matters including health and safety, coroners’ inquests, extradition hearings, parole hearings and prison adjudications. She regularly appears in the Crown Courts of London and the South East, including as a led junior, and has enjoyed success in the Court of Appeal.
Sarah has considerable experience in the field of road traffic law. She developed her knowledge of the law in this area whilst employed as a legal adviser sitting regularly in the road traffic court. Sarah has successfully defended careless driving and excess alcohol charges, advanced special reasons and exceptional hardship arguments and has appeared in the Crown Court on appeals, applications to suspend disqualification and dangerous driving matters.
As well as being a Lexis PSL author on Road Traffic, Sarah also contributes to Sweet & Maxwell’s Road Traffic Updater and Halsbury's Law Exchange and has had articles published in Counsel Magazine and the Solicitors Journal.
- “Giving the Victim a Voice” (2011) Halsbury's Law Exchange
- “Phone Hacking!” (2011) Counsel Magazine
- “Time To Resist Arrest” (2011) Counsel Magazine
- “Arrested Development” (2011) Solicitors Journal
- “Repeat Offenders: the rise in re-offending among drink-drivers” (2010) Sweet & Maxwell’s Road Traffic Updater
- “The Growth of Average Speed Cameras” (2009) Sweet & Maxwell’s Road Traffic Updater
- “The Abolition of the blood test” (2009) Sweet & Maxwell’s Road Traffic Updater
- “Concerns over road safety figures on A-roads despite road deaths reaching an all time low ” (2009) Sweet & Maxwell’s Road Traffic Updater