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CLASS OF 2023: Leading lawyer accepts honour award for raising the legal bar


The University of Wolverhampton has awarded a leading lawyer with an Honorary Doctor of Laws for his illustrious career spanning thirty years. 

Lewis Power KC, from Belfast, studied Law at the University of Wolverhampton from 1986-1989. He was called to the Bar in 1990 and was appointed King’s Counsel in 2011. He is predominantly based at Church Court Chambers in London.  

Honorary awards are presented by the University of Wolverhampton to people who have made a significant contribution to their field of expertise. 

Portrait of Honorary Graduate Lewis Power with his awardRecently, Lewis was featured as “Lawyer of the Week” in The Times newspaper. He specialises in complex and heavyweight criminal cases, including murder, criminal fraud, terrorism and war crimes. Lewis successfully defended in the London Bombing trials and was lead Counsel in the private prosecution of the previous UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.  

He received national recognition for his successful efforts in overturning the conviction of a young woman accused of lying in a gang rape case before the Cyprus Supreme Court.  

Lewis said: “I am proud and deeply humbled to accept this award and I extend my gratitude to the professors, teaching staff and my peers, all of whom made my time at Wolverhampton so memorable and who have shaped the trajectory of my career.” 

The University’s graduation ceremonies take place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, from Thursday 14 September to Friday 22 September 2023. 

Graduates are encouraged to keep in touch with the Alumni team and take advantage of a range of benefits and support on offer to them including a discount for Postgraduate study and opportunities to benefit from mentoring, volunteering and career advice.   

For information about courses to study at the University visit the website. 


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