Lee Marklew 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 Birmingham and Worcester City Councils 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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Homicide (Murder and Manslaughter)

Reported Cases:

R v H and others (Operation Guild). 2013. Birmingham Crown Court. Murder. Instructed by the CPS Complex Casework division as disclosure junior for the Crown.

R v Bayliss. 2012. Worcester Crown Court. Murder of Kings Norton taxi driver. Instructed as disclosure junior for the Crown.

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Organised Crime and Terrorism

Reported Cases:

People trafficking (R v Jiang, R v Liu and R v Sultan), defending.

Conspiracy to supply class A drugs between London and Birmingham (R v English), defending.

Conspiracy to blackmail (R v Wysiecki), defending. Polish extortion racket.

VAT fraud (R v Gill), defending, leading junior. Armed robbery (R v Cutler and others), defending, leading junior.

Armed robbery by eight defendants, one of whom possessed a firearm and was dressed as a police officer.

Conspiracy to blackmail (R v Khan and others), prosecuting. Extortion racket where a firearm was discharged. Armed robbery of a bank with a firearm (R v Aslam), prosecuting.

Conspiracy to convert firearms (R v Bashir and others), prosecuting.

Manslaughter (R v James), defending, led. A 16 year old girl who killed her father.

Murder (R v Laqab), defending, led. Fight between drug dealers where deceased was stabbed through the skull with a screwdriver.

Manslaughter (R v Cooksey), defending, led. The deceased was killed during a burglary at his home.

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Serious Sexual Offences

Rape and Section 18 (R v Ramlal), prosecuting. The defendant lured his victim to England from India. He enslaved her, raped her and then stabbed her outside a womans refuge.

Reported Cases:

Buggery (R v Corrick), prosecuting, leading junior. Sexual abuse of boys in care homes between 1970 and 1997.

Buggery and sexual assault (R v H), prosecuting. Offences against defendants disabled step son.

Rape (R v Ibrar and others), defending. Gang rape where a young girl was drugged.

Rape (R v Grebliauskas), defending. Rape of teenage Lithuanian by fellow national.

Rape (R v Thomas), defending. Defendant raped his daughter, starved her and made her sleep in her own urine. Rape (R v Matsveiro), prosecuting. Trial of a serial rapist who attacked three prostitutes.

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