Lee Marklew Fraud, Business and Financial Crime

Call: 1993


Lee is regularly instructed to appear for both the prosecution and the defence in cases of murder, rape, sexual assault, making indecent images, conspiracy to import drugs, armed robbery, firearms offences and blackmail.

Lee is a Grade 4 prosecutor and an approved rape prosecutor. His experience also includes large scale fraud and people trafficking. He is instructed in many cases of indecency where the alleged victims are children. Lee has led other junior barristers and has regularly been led by Queens Counsel.

Having represented local authorities in Trading Standards cases Lee has also lectured Trading Standards Officers upon aspects of their investigative work.


Criminal Bar Association

Bar Council Remuneration Committee [Circuit Representative]

Fraud, Business and Financial Crime

Conspiracy to defraud (R v Nightingale), defending. Represented one of 14 defendants who defrauded the government of more than 1 million. They created a number of companies that purported to provide educational services to the unemployed, under privileged and disabled.

Conspiracy to defraud (R v Stevens), prosecuting, led. Advised and drafted a 13 count indictment against the three accused. Consideration of how many conspiracies to defraud should be alleged and the service of additional evidence.

Lee also has experience in cases of fraudulent trading and mortgage fraud. He has defended company directors for prosecutions undertaken by The Official Receivers Office in respect of the Insolvency Act 1986. He has been instructed in multi-handed cases where the sums lost have run into millions of pounds.

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