The Legal 500

Red Lion Chambers

Chambers of Max Hill QC

18 RED LION COURT, LONDON, EC4A 3EB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0207 520 6000
Fax:
Fax 0207 520 6248
DX:
478 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.redlionchambers.co.uk
Chelmsford, London

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Red Lion Chambers houses ‘a wide range of experience and availability in relation to all areas of criminal law’; its solicitors are ‘constantly impressed by the high standards of this set’. The clerks are ‘efficient, friendly and helpful at all times, and particularly understanding of instructing solicitors’ needs’. ‘You can call on them at short notice to find counsel, and even when they are not able to accommodate the request, they will do everything they can to support.’ Led by practice director Mark Bennett, who is ‘easy to get on with and business-like’, the clerks’ room includes deputy practice director Nick Parkinson and practice managers Lee Young and Alice Margrave; all ‘flexible and down to earth’. Offices in: London, Chelmsford

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London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe does a lot of work in this area and has a good hybrid criminal practice.

Ranked: tier 5

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Red Lion Chambers

Red Lion Chambers’ business and regulatory crime practice crosses over with chambers’ expertise in serious fraud. Members defend and prosecute in bribery, rate-rigging and other corporate crime matters. Allison Clare advised the SFO on ICBC Standard Bank’s deferred prosecution agreement for failing to prevent bribery – the first of its kind.

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe has a wide and impressive knowledge of money laundering in particular.’

Ranked: tier 2

Antony Shaw QC - Red Lion ChambersA brilliant lawyer, who puts his life and soul into his cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sally-Ann Hales QC - Red Lion ChambersShe has a very good manner in front of juries.’

Ranked: tier 3
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Gillian Jones - Red Lion ChambersVery approachable and happy to explore different ideas.’

Ranked: tier 2

Allison Clare - Red Lion ChambersShe has a very impressive eye for detail.

Ranked: tier 3

Jennifer Dempster - Red Lion ChambersShe explains tactical and strategic decisions in a way that makes clients able to contribute.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Forster - Red Lion ChambersHe has an exceptional grasp of complex issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Payne - Red Lion ChambersA highly professional and accomplished advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime
Crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Red Lion Chambers

In addition to defending, Red Lion Chambers is ‘very well resourced for serious criminal prosecutions’. Members were instructed on both sides of the trial of Aravindan Balakrishnan, who was convicted of false imprisonment and a series of sexual offences against members of his Maoist cult.

Crime – Leading silks

Rosina Cottage QC - Red Lion ChambersAt the forefront of prosecuting serious sexual offences.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Etherington QC - Red Lion ChambersIntensely clever and very user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Max Hill QC - Red Lion ChambersHe works hard to win the confidence of clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sally-Ann Hales QC - Red Lion ChambersShe has a great way with juries.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jeremy Benson QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is very experienced and knows the legal issues inside out.’

Ranked: tier 3

Riel Karmy-Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersShe prosecutes difficult human trafficking cases with consummate skill.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime – Leading juniors

Jennifer Dempster - Red Lion ChambersVery hardworking with a good tactical sense.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adam Wiseman - Red Lion ChambersRecommended for his experience in high-profile cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tom Forster - Red Lion ChambersHe has a fine tactical brain and good client care skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Payne - Red Lion ChambersHe has excellent judgement and a keen tactical sense.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe has a gift for setting out a clear strategy for even the most complex cases.

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture)
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Red Lion Chambers

Particularly well regarded for prosecution work, Red Lion Chambers is ‘an excellent set with many skilled advocates specialising in fraud’. Jennifer Dempster represented a defendant alleged to have defrauded Ford Retail Group using social engineering techniques; over a year after charge the CPS offered no evidence.

Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe gives considered and impartial advice in the toughest of situations.’

Ranked: tier 2

Antony Shaw QC - Red Lion ChambersOne of the most technologically savvy members of the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading juniors

Allison Clare - Red Lion ChambersHer legal analysis is second to none and her attention to detail faultless.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jennifer Dempster - Red Lion ChambersShe immediately builds up a rapport with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Payne - Red Lion ChambersHe can marshal complex facts from a mass of material.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Forster - Red Lion ChambersA pleasure to work with, with good strategic vision.’

Ranked: tier 3

Hannah Willcocks - Red Lion ChambersShe has a remarkable capacity for mastering volumes of material.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Andrew Marshall - Red Lion ChambersFocused on the end game and immune to any defence tactic used to throw the case off course.

Ranked: tier 4

Sailesh Mehta - Red Lion ChambersHe succinctly presents the facts in an easy and understandable way.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading juniors

Chloe Binding - Red Lion ChambersShe prosecutes for the GDC and defends in GOC proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Red Lion Chambers houses ‘a wide range of experience and availability in relation to all areas of criminal law’; its solicitors are ‘constantly impressed by the high standards of this set’. The clerks are ‘efficient, friendly and helpful at all times, and particularly understanding of instructing solicitors’ needs’. ‘You can call on them at short notice to find counsel, and even when they are not able to accommodate the request, they will do everything they can to support.’ Led by practice director Mark Bennett, who is ‘easy to get on with and business-like’, the clerks’ room includes deputy practice director Nick Parkinson and practice managers Lee Young and Alice Margrave; all ‘flexible and down to earth’. Offices in: London, Chelmsford

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Tax: corporate and VAT
Tax: VAT – Leading silks

Jeremy Benson QC - Red Lion ChambersHe brings experience of criminal fraud cases to the VAT tribunal.’

Ranked: tier 4
Tax: corporate – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is hugely experienced and can explain the inner workings of HMRC.’

Ranked: tier 3

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