Silas Lee

Call 2018

“My faith in his abilities is unquestionable”

Instructing Solicitor

“Excellent result today, very well done. I have lodged this one in my memory bank!”

Instructing solicitor, after acquittal on a legal argument

“Thank you for (rightly) putting up a fight and protecting our client’s interests … I just want to add how pleased I am with your reps and your fighting mentality- a rarity these days.”

Instructing solicitor

His written work is “brilliant and robust”.

“Excellent judgement”.

HHJ at Isleworth Crown Court


Silas has represented clients accused of fraud, serious violence, supply of drugs and serious sexual allegations. He has particular expertise in the representation of client’s with complex mental health and neurological issues. Silas has been instructed in an array of cases involving challenges to expert evidence, as well as in cases involving complex disclosure and investigation issues including making applications of abuse of process.

Notable Crime cases

R v IA (ongoing) Birmingham Crown Court.

Defence of a police officer accused of corruption.

R v M (2023) Isleworth Crown Court.

Defendant acquitted of possession of criminal property, £1390, in circumstances where he was found with eight types of controlled drug. Given a suspended sentence with no punitive requirement for eight counts of possession with intent to supply class A, B and C drugs.

R v K (2023) Isleworth Crown Court.

Prosecution offered no evidence in a case involving an alleged assault on a police officer captured on CCTV. The trial was adjourned to allow the CPS to consider representations about the defendant’s mental health, following which the case against him was dropped.

R v T (2022) Woolwich Crown Court.

Defendant was a youth upon arrest for having a bladed article in her possession in public. There was then an unexplained delay of around 11 months, leading her to be dealt with as an adult in the Crown Court. Upon service of a skeleton argument addressing abuse of process, the Crown offered no evidence.

R v C (2022) Kingston Crown Court.

Eight-month sentence suspended for 18 months for a defendant convicted of seven counts of indecent/prohibited images of a child, including of category A.

R v AC (2022) Croydon Crown Court.

44-month sentence for defendant convicted of indecent images counts (circa 1,000 Class A moving images of children from 2-4 years old) and multiple breaches of an SHPO. Defendant had previous for indecent images and child sexual abuse and had received prior sentences of immediate imprisonment.

Silas has represented clients charged with fraud and money laundering, as well as in POCA proceedings following conviction. He is a member of the chambers fraud team and has worked with leading counsel in the preparation of legal argument in the Court of Appeal on the law of private prosecutions and abuse of process.

Silas has previously been instructed by public inquiries and bodies responding to inquiries. He has years of experience in the investigation and preparation of cases against both public bodies and private organisations.

Silas has considerable expertise in cases involving Data Protection, Misconduct in Public Officer and other areas of criminal regulatory and compliance work. He accepts instructs from organizational and individual clients and is available to provide advice at any stage, including in respect of policies, compliance and once proceedings have commenced.

Silas has a busy regulatory practice and accepts instructions from both professionals and regulators. He spent six months seconded to the NMC bringing serious and complex cases against nurses and midwives. He has particular expertise in the cross-over between criminal and regulatory cases, having represented professionals in the Crown Court charged with serious offences.

Notable Professional Regulation cases

NMC v X (ongoing).

Instructed in a case of rape and sexual assault by a nurse against a colleague.

NMC v XA (2022).

Allegations of sexual misconduct and assault found proved against a nurse in respect of several patients, including a mother and child together.

NMC v XB (2022).

Allegations of violence upheld against a nurse responsible for a vulnerable mentally ill patient.

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