Brian Lett Q.C

Consultant and Barrister at Law

Brian Lett won his first jury acquittal at the Old Bailey when only twenty-two years of age, and has practised continually at the criminal bar ever since. Between 1971 and 1992, Brian practised exclusively from London.

From 1992 to 2002, he was Head of Chambers at South Western Chambers, Taunton and practised mainly on the Western Circuit, of which he remains a member. In 2003, he returned to London, and he now practises throughout England and Wales. He is equally comfortable and experienced in defence and prosecution work. Recently Brian has defended in a murder case, and prosecuted a Russian oil fraud, as well as many money laundering and fraud cases. He has taken part in missions to the northern part of Cyprus for the EU and a UK Government project in the Eastern Caribbean and is also an Associate Consultant for the UK College of Policing (formerly the NPIA), having recently delivered judicial seminars in the Balkans. 

Brian is also a successful author, having published five books on military history which can be found at . His full profile can be viewed on his webpage at


  • Appointed Queens Counsel in 2008
  • Commendatore of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 2007
  • Crown Court Recorder since 1993
  • County Court Recorder 1995 – 2005

Specialist Skills

Brian has extensive experience of prosecuting serious crime, and is currently on the Serious Fraud Office List of Queen’s Counsel. He has prosecuted for, amongst others, the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue and Customs, Crown Prosecution Service Serious Casework and the Crown Prosecution Service Specialist Fraud Department. He has taken a leading role in a number of substantial money laundering cases and various major trials involving international fraud, money laundering and drugs. He also provides training for the international judiciary.

Countries in Which Employed

UK, Albania, Kosovo, the northern part of Cyprus, Montenegro and the Caribbean.