Lewis Winter

Lewis Winter

  • Admitted: 2013
  • Bar: 2023

Location

550 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000

Biography

Lewis accepts briefs to advise and appear in criminal, quasi-criminal, regulatory and public law matters. He is particularly interested in white-collar and corporate crime, and government inquiries.

Lewis is an experienced advocate and appears regularly in plea hearings, bail applications, committals, contested hearings and sentence appeals. When he was a solicitor, Lewis instructed counsel at trials and mental impairment hearings in the County Court and Supreme Court of Victoria, and at interlocutory appeals in the Court of Appeal.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Lewis worked at Allens in the Disputes & Investigations team, and at state and federal prosecution agencies.

  • At Allens, Lewis assisted corporate clients in responding to regulatory and law enforcement investigations into allegations of corporate misconduct (including foreign bribery and other forms of corporate crime). He also worked on general commercial and construction disputes.
  • During his time as a federal prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Lewis regularly appeared as a courtroom advocate at a range of summary hearings in the Magistrates’ Court. He also worked with a variety of government agencies on more complex commercial prosecutions against individuals and corporations.

Lewis has also worked on both sides of royal commissions. He was a member of the solicitors’ assisting the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. While at Allens, he worked on the Victorian and Western Australian Royal Commissions into Crown Casino.

In the early stages of his career, Lewis was the Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Michael Pembroke AO SC in the Equity Division of the New South Wales Supreme Court. Prior to that he worked with the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, as part of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.

Lewis is reading with Karen Argiropoulos. His senior mentor is Albert Dinelli KC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Specialisation

Criminal Law

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