Lisa McKinnon-Lower - Solicitor
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Lisa is a criminal litigation lawyer with experience of dealing with white collar crime and corporate fraud matters. She has acted for clients in relation to charges brought by Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and also has experience dealing with foreign prosecuting bodies such as the Department of Justice in the US as well as having been admitted to the Athens Bar to deal with Investigating Authorities in Greece. She has particular experience in defending clients charged with bribery and corruption, serious fraud, money laundering, and proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). She also has experience in dealing with European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) appeals, extradition proceedings and judicial review.

Notable experience

Lisa’s experience includes:

Pro bono:

Lisa is a volunteer legal advisor for the London Innocence Project. The Innocence Project investigates potential miscarriages of justice and where appropriate will deal with appeals to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Talks & Presentations:

Guest Speaker, 'Financial Services and the UK LIBOR trials' (Greenwich University February 2018)



Lisa graduated from Sussex University in 2008 with a LLB Hons degree. She went on to complete the Bar Vocational Course in 2008 and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2009. She joined Byrne and Partners in July 2014 having cross-qualified as a Solicitor in December 2013. Lisa is a member of the Female Fraud Forum and the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.



News and Articles

Undue Disclosure - Legal risk in UK data-sharing initiative - Money Laundering Bulletin 9 March 2015

Double Jeopardy - Practical implications for defendants charged in both the UK and USA. - 10 Febuary 2016

Deferred Prosecution Agreements – Does the UK legislation deal effectively with economic crime? - 17 August 2016

Police and Crime Act 2017 - does this really mean the end of lengthy pre-charge bail conditions? - 21 March 2017

The reality of DPAs - Solicitors Journal - 25 April 2017





















































Shortcomings in the Victims Right to Review Scheme - 11 July 2018

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