Elizabeth Lambert’s practice focuses on serious, complex and high-profile cases in general crime and fraud. Elizabeth is featured in the 2021 Legal 500 directory as a leading junior in General crime. ‘She defends in organised crime cases.’ (Legal 500 – Crime). Prior to commencing her career at the bar, Elizabeth gained experience working with two international human rights organisations.
Areas of Expertise
Elizabeth Lambert’s practice focuses on serious, complex and high-profile cases in general crime and fraud.
Serious and organised crime
- International cybercrime
- Complex fraud
R v M (2021) - s. 18 GBH (stabbing) - Junior Alone
Young defendant acquitted after running a cut-throat defence at trial.
R v A (2019) - Leading counsel
Multi-million pound revenue fraud.
R v Q (2019) - Junior alone
International Cybercrime. Read BBC Article
R v B & Others (2018)- Led junior
Multi-handed conspiracy to commit GBH. Gang turf war. Acquitted after 7 week trial.
R v A & Others (2018) – Led Junior
Conspiracy to defraud the LAA. Perverting the course of Justice. Hung jury after 7 week trial in 2018. Re-trial scheduled in 2019.
R v S & Others (2018) – Junior alone
R v M (2017) – Junior alone
Multi-jurisdictional stalking. The case involved a vulnerable defendant suffering with Asperger's Syndrome.
R v X & Others (2017) Junior alone
An extremely serious case of GBH in which the victim suffered life changing injuries and permanent disability as a result of a random assault. The defendant was a young man suffering with severe learning disabilities.
R v A & Others (2017) - Junior alone
Gang-related conspiracy to possess a firearm (sawn-off shotgun) with intent to endanger life. Trial lasted 3 months. Defendant accused of being party .to an agreement to commit a revenge shooting following a murder the previous day.
R v H & Others (2017) Junior alone
Conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life. The defendant was alleged to have supplied a firearm and ammunition to others intent on carrying out a revenge shooting. Acquitted after 6 week trial.
R v W & Others (2017)
The defendant was accused of biting off the ear of male during an altercation between two groups in Maidstone. Link: The Sun
R v Ahmed, Imtiaz, Imtiaz  EWCA Crim 1805
Sentence disparity. Money laundering.
R v AB, CD, EF  EWCA Crim 534
A local authority had no power, either under the Local Government Act 1972 s.222 or otherwise, to bring a prosecution in respect of a fraud on the Legal Aid Agency allegedly perpetrated by a solicitors' practice based outside the local authority's area. It was not in the public interest for a local authority to offer a national prosecutions unit as an alternative to the Crown Prosecution Service.
Vaganovs -v- The Governor of HMP Wandsworth & The Republic of Latvia  EWHC 1077 (Admin)
Application for a writ of habeas corpus ad subjiciendum and parallel judicial review regarding a decision of a District Judge who refused to discharge under s.4 of the Extradition Act 2003.
Examples of recently reported cases - Crime
- Inns of Court School of Law - BVC (2000)
- Kingston University – LLB Law
Elizabeth is interested in human rights, tech, travel and philosophy. She speaks some French.
- Criminal Bar Association
- Human Rights Lawyers Association