Elizabeth Lambert

  • Year of Call 2001

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). 

Career Overview

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

Notable Cases

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

Immigration fraud.

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

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, tech, travel and philosophy. She speaks some French.

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

Farringdon Chambers and 13 of our members are ranked in Legal 500 edn 2022

September 29 2021

Farringdon Chambers are proud to have maintained their ranking in Legal 500 edn 2022 in the Crime category. These are...

Elizabeth Lambert secures the only acquittal in a murder trial

September 21 2021

Elizabeth led by Mozammel Hossain QC achieved acquittals on all counts after a 7 week 8 handed murder trial at Reading...

Elizabeth Lambert secures acquittal of a young man in wounding with intent case

February 15 2021

Elizabeth Lambert successfully defended a 17 year old young man accused of a s.18 wounding with intent, threatening another with...

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