Elizabeth Lambert

  • Year of Call 2001

Elizabeth Lambert’s practice focuses on serious, complex and high profile cases in general crime and fraud.

Career Overview

Elizabeth Lambert’s practice focuses on serious, complex and high profile cases in general crime and fraud. Her experience in general crime includes cases involving serious and organised crime, international cybercrime, firearms offences, drugs conspiracies, and a spectrum of sexual offences. Many of the cases that she is instructed upon have an international dimension. Elizabeth has also been instructed in a wide range of complex fraud cases throughout her career. She has appeared both as leading counsel and junior counsel in several notable trials. She is a passionate advocate who is dedicated to providing high quality representation for her clients. Her approach is calm, measured and efficient. Elizabeth is featured in the 2019 Legal 500 directory as a leading junior in General crime. ‘She defends in gang-related violence and firearms 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 accepts regular instructions in the following areas: 

  • General Crime;
  • Financial Crime; 
  • Appeals

Notable Cases

R v A (2019) - Leading counse

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 N & Others (2018) - Junior alone

Huddersfield Grooming Gang. Link: BBC News

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

Immigration fraud.

R v E (2018)

Case involved a vulnerable defendant accused of committing numerous sexual offences against his very vulnerable step-daughter. After numerous defence disclosure applications, the prosecution offered no evidence.

R v H (2018) - Attempted sexual grooming of an online decoy

The case involved the defendant being apprehended by a vigilante group in the midlands.

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 H & Others (2016)

Conspiracy to steal and Handling Stolen Goods. Conspiracy to steal luxury items from Louis Vuitton in London. Link: The Evening Standard

R v S (2015) - Acquitted of attempted rape

Defence of sleepwalking. Case involved the parties calling two world renowned experts to give evidence in this specialised area at trial.

R v B (2014) – Junior alone. Banking Fraud

Case involved the use to computer technology to uncover a fraud that had been committed internally by Barclays bank employee.

R v L & Others (2013)

Represented the alleged ringleader in an allegation of conspiracy to kidnap/blackmail/false imprisonment. Acquitted after a 5 week trial. Link: News

R v M & Others (2012)-. Shooting in South London

The defendant was alleged to be the shooter. Evidence of multiple experts/cell site/examination of firearms discharge residue evidence.

R v E & Others (2012) - Leading counsel

Multi-handed conspiracy to defraud the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

R v H (2011) – Junior alone. Attempted murder

Stabbing committed in response to racial taunts in public transport. The victim was unable to give evidence due to suffering from permanent brain damage.

Examples of recently reported cases - Crime

R v Ahmed, Imtiaz, Imtiaz [2018] EWCA Crim 1805

Sentence disparity. Money laundering.R v AB, CD, EF [2017] 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.

Extradition

Vaganovs -v- The Governor of HMP Wandsworth & The Republic of Latvia [2013] 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.

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law - BVC (2000) 
  • Kingston University – LLB Law

Other Information

Elizabeth is interested in human rights, international relations, travel, yoga, running and fine art. She speaks French.

Professional Memberships
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
Latest News

Members of Farringdon Chambers ranked in Legal 500

October 01 2019

Farringdon Chambers are delighted to announce that nine members have been recognised in the 2020 Legal 500 UK Bar directory. The...

Latest Successful Cases

February 18 2019

Soraya Lawrence leading Elizabeth Lambert secure acquittal of their client for conspiracy to cause GBH in alleged gang warfare following...

Elizabeth Lambert succeeds on a point of law in the Court of Appeal

January 28 2019

Elizabeth Lambert representing the third applicant in R v AB, CD and EF [2017] EWCA Crim 534 successfully argued along...

Contact Us
  • Farringdon Chambers
  • 180 Bermondsey Street,
  • London,
  • SE1 3TQ