Lee Bridges is Emeritus Professor in the School of Law at the University of Warwick. He has long experience of conducting empirical research on the criminal justice system, including carrying out studies that formed the basis for both the court and police station duty solicitor schemes in England and Wales and evaluations of police station legal advice, contracting for criminal legal aid, and the public defender system. He is also a co-author of Standing Accused: The Organisation and Practices of Criminal Defence Lawyers in Britain.
He has campaigned over a number of years to defend the right to jury trial, on race and criminal justice issues, on stop and search, and more recently for the reform of the law of joint enterprise. Lee is also a trustee of the Institute for Race Relations and Statewatch. He is treasurer for both of these organisations.
Lee was a trustee between December 2013 and February 2018.