Paul Lazarus
  • Paul has an incredible eye for detail and gives very good practical advice. 

    Legal 500 2024, Crime

  • He gets on well with all different types of clients and his written work is very well prepared and thought out.

    Legal 500 2024, Crime

  • Unrivalled work ethic which results in him being on top of all the detail.

    Legal 500 2023, Crime

  • Clear cogent submissions both orally and in writing. Persuasive and relatable before a jury.

    Legal 500 2023, Crime

  • Paul has a keen eye for detail and mature tactical approach

    Chambers UK

  • He is an absolutely fantastic advocate, he holds his own and is very clever.

    Chambers UK

Called 2017

Higher Rights Advocate 2005

Paul Lazarus


Paul is a well known and experienced jury trial advocate who practices in serious and white collar crime.

Paul has a wealth of experience in cases of murder, serious violence and other grave criminal matters. Paul has a calm and calculated approach to the most complex and challenging of cases. He is hard working and accessible, willing to advise in detail at all stages of the case.

He has a fine eye for detail when it comes to the analysis of expert evidence, in particular that of telephony and computer evidence which is now prevalent in most complex criminal cases.

Paul has a great deal of experience in cases of fraud and white collar crime including confiscation. He has appeared for the defence in some of the most complex cases ever prosecuted in this area including cases of missing trader fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

He has a sound record of winning difficult cases in difficult circumstances and is noted for his ability to present his client's case fearlessly.

Paul is qualified to represent clients on a direct access basis, if appropriate.

Professional Memberships

  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Bar Association


  • He is exceptionally bright and attentive, and well respected by the judiciary and peers alike.

    Chambers UK

  • He's a truly gifted advocate with a razor-sharp mind.

    Chambers UK

  • Very clever, very enthusiastic and gives you a great feeling of confidence.