Lee Bonner

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Education and Memberships

  • University of Sheffield LL.B Law
  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle: Bar Vocational Course
  • Criminal Bar Association

Areas of Work

  • Criminal
  • Civil Litigation
  • Proceeds of Crime


General Profile

Lee practises in both criminal law and civil litigation including work for several police forces in civil applications in quasi-criminal cases.  Lee is instructed by both prosecution/defence and claimant/defendant and has considerable experience in dealing with serious and complex cases.

Requests for urgent turnaround will usually be accommodated, otherwise 14 days.

Criminal law

Lee deals with all areas of criminal law and am regularly instructed by both the prosecution and defence. I am on the Crown Prosecution Service panel of approved prosecutors and also on the panel of advocates approved to prosecute sexual offences including rape.

He is experienced at both crown court and appellate level.  He also deals with all matters ancillary to criminal proceedings such as applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

He has extensive experience prosecuting and defending in serious criminal cases including rape, drug trafficking, money laundering, possessing explosives, serious assaults and fraud.

Civil Litigation

Lee deals with all aspects of civil litigation for both claimant and defendant with a particular speciality in personal injury litigation.

In particular he deals with Occupiers Liability and road traffic cases on a regular basis at all levels from the Ministry of Justice low value 'portal' to the Multi-Track.

Lee also deals with all types of ancillary applications such as applications to strike out, summary judgement and to set judgements aside.

He also deals with applications for restraining orders both for the applicant and for the respondent.

Police Actions

Lee is regularly instructed by the Chief Constable of Merseyside police and other force areas to prosecute civil applications such as for the civil recovery of cash (under the Proceeds of Crime Act), dangerous dogs, sexual offences prevention orders, football banning orders, firearms certificates, closure orders and other similar types of application.

He is also regularly instructed by the respondent to oppose such applications.

Court Martials

Lee acts on behalf of the defence in military Court Martial proceedings for serving soldiers for offences such as being Absent Without Leave.


Developments in Civil case recovery under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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Year of call: 2000

Inn: Lincoln's Inn

Area: Criminal
Civil Litigation
Proceeds of Crime