Leon-Nathan Lynch

Called 2012

Leon-Nathan Lynch


Leon specialises in the defence of serious crime including murder, firearms and drug offences. Having previously worked for the Serious Fraud Office, Leon has now appeared as defence counsel in number of SFO prosecutions and has also accumulated a specialism in defending frauds.

Leon is a hardworking, versatile and dedicated advocate whose client care and rapport with all court users is widely recognised. His understanding of the law, persuasive advocacy and ability to charm a jury has been recognised by various members of the judiciary.

With a particular interest in gang-related violence, Leon has represented several high profile rap and drill artists. Such artists include Harlem Spartan member Loski, Headie One, several artists from 1011 and the well-known ‘Boy Better Know’ collective.

He has excellent experience within public inquiries having worked for two years in the Dame Linda Dobbs Review which investigated a Lloyd’s Bank handling of the HBOS Reading incident

Leon is regularly instructed in private driving matters.

Humanitarian Projects

Leon is passionate about ensuring the access to justice and due process for the most vulnerable in society.  He has been involved in various international humanitarian projects including FGM prevention in Kenya; social integration of the Romani community in Albania; HIV community support in South Africa and Tsunami relief in The Philippines.


  • Elected member of South Eastern Circuit Executive Committee.


  • The Oxford Textbook on Criminology 2nd Edition.  

Professional Memberships

  • The Criminal Bar Association;
  • South Eastern Circuit;
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association and
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.