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Lee Harris

Year of call: 1999

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Lee is an extremely experienced advocate, and has an extensive and varied criminal law practice, acting for both the prosecution and defence. He practises in all areas of serious crime including serious sexual offences, offences of grave violence, drug offences, as well as large scale and high value financial crime. Lee is a Level 3 prosecutor on the CPS Advocate Panel, and was appointed to the counter-terrorism specialist panel in 2019. Lee was appointed as Recorder of the Crown Court in 2020.

Lee is extremely highly regarded as a court advocate, and has been described as having a natural instinct for cross-examining witnesses effectively, as well as for his ability to persuade a jury. He is able to successfully plan a case, employing effective case management and strategy, leading to successful outcomes. He also has the ability to put young and vulnerable witnesses at ease, and make them as comfortable as possible with the court process. Client care is a central focus of Lee’s approach to cases, leading him to be favoured counsel for many of his solicitors. Whatever his instructions, he works closely with his solicitors to ensure the best outcome for his client.


“A diligent, knowledgeable and hardworking barrister. Lee is a safe pair of hands when it comes to instructing him for crown court matters. He is extremely calm and approachable for our clients, let alone a great support to us at every step of the way. It is always a pleasure to instruct Lee, knowing our clients will be looked after and their cases progressed in a timely and proactive way.” – Zoe Heron, Reeds Solicitors
Education & Qualifications:
The College of Law – Bar Vocational Course (1998) – Very Competent
University College London – LLB (1997) – 2:1
 Professional Memberships:
Middle Temple
Criminal Bar Association
CPS specialist counter-terrorism panel advocate – 2019
Recorder of the Crown Court – 2020