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Lisa Towell

Senior Associate Solicitor

"...a dedicated criminal solicitor, who defends those charged with criminal offences across the spectrum."


Lisa qualified at Blackfords LLP in 2011, having graduated from Oxford University and then passed her Legal Practice Course with distinction. Lisa also sits as a Deputy District Judge in the Magistrates’ Courts.

Lisa is a dedicated criminal solicitor, who defends those charged with criminal offences across the spectrum. She is instructed by clients who have cases at all stages of the criminal justice system.

One of Lisa’s particular specialities is representing young people, whether in the Youth Court or those facing the most serious charges before the Crown Court. Given the nature of this work, she is experienced in dealing with vulnerable defendants and frequently acts in cases involving intermediaries and the instruction of other expert witnesses.

Lisa also has an interest in representing serving members of the Armed Forces before the civilian Courts as well as in Courts Martial and interviews with the military police.

Lisa’s clients have commented on her friendly and empathetic approach, as well as her ability to explain complex legal concepts and procedure.

  • Notable cases
    • R v D – Represented defendant acquitted of multiple counts of rape against children
    • R v G – Represented youth before the Central Criminal Court, charged with murder. Diminished responsibility was raised on the basis of a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • R v G – Represented youth in the Crown Court, who was acquitted of alleged “gang-rape”
    • R v J – Represented WO2 in Court Martial proceedings, charged with serious sexual assault against a junior soldier
    • R v M – Represented defendant in Court Martial proceedings, in which he was alleged to be involved in large-scale drug supply
    • R v N – Secured non-custodial sentence for youth convicted of rape of a twelve year old in school. The case involved use of an intermediary and instruction of child psychologists and psychiatrist
    • R v P – Defendant was found unfit to plead in proceedings before the Crown Court, involving an intermediary and multiple defence experts
  • Memberships & associations
    • Member of the London Criminal Court Solicitors Association

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