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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 is β€˜a one-stop shop for criminal law’, where β€˜you can send matters knowing that if your first choice of advocate is not available, you will be assured of top-drawer service from any replacement offered’. Chambers is β€˜the bedrock of a criminal solicitor’s practice and never lets you down, always delivering excellence’. Led by Mark Bennett and his deputy Nick Parkinson, the clerks are β€˜first class’ and β€˜can be relied upon for their help, advice and prompt response to any query’. Practice manager Lee Young has β€˜great ability’ and β€˜ought to be canonised’. Offices in: London, Chelmsford

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London Bar

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

Red Lion Chambers

At Red Lion Chambers, β€˜the quality of counsel is very high indeed and the strength in depth is impressive’. Members appear on either side of challenging trials, but also handle pre-charge advisory work for both businesses and regulators – one example of this being Antony Shaw QC’s advice to Airbus regarding an ongoing investigation by the SFO, which alleges that the aircraft manufacturer’s third-party consultants paid bribes.

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

Antony Shaw QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He willingly rolls up his sleeves and rapidly grasps areas of law outside his normal practice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He gives consistently robust, practical and commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 2
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – 2017 silks

Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Fabulous and absolutely faultless – solicitors appreciate her quality of advocacy before juries and her adaptability.’

Ranked: tier 1
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Allison Clare - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Meticulous in her case preparation, with exceptionally good technical knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Claxton - Red Lion Chambers β€˜His strengths lie in his keen intellect, attention to detail and clarity of written and oral expression.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Forster - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Instructed in insider dealing and financial services crime cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Trevor Archer - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Instructed by the SFO in cross-border corruption and financial markets cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Red Lion Chambers

β€˜A large set with a broad criminal practice’, Red Lion Chambers has particular strength in prosecution work. For example, Rosina Cottage QC prosecuted a number of teachers formerly employed by St. Paul’s School for a range of sexual abuses in several trials as part of Operation Winthorpe.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Max Hill QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜An excellent lawyer with a good client manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rosina Cottage QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜She is no-nonsense, fair and appealing to juries.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Etherington QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He gives a great speech and is able to command the trust and respect of the most difficult clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Sally-Ann Hales QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜The thoroughness of her preparation is second to none, and her examination of vulnerable witnesses is superb.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jeremy Benson QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He always demonstrates attention to detail combined with excellent advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Woodcock QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜An outstanding cross-examiner, persuasive advocate and skilled tactician.’

Ranked: tier 3

Riel Karmy-Jones QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜An extremely able and conscientious barrister with a persuasive and likeable style.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – 2017 silks

Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Highly reputable for sensitive sexual offences cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kate Bex QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜She prosecutes sexual offences for the CPS alongside her professional regulation practice.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Jennifer Dempster - Red Lion Chambers β€˜She is able to communicate well with clients, and her advocacy is authoritative, engaging and effective.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adam Wiseman - Red Lion Chambers β€˜A very gifted and hardworking barrister, whose preparation is comprehensive and tactical awareness is first class.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Malone - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Approachable and impressive, he commands the attention of the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michelle Nelson - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Her capacity for hard work is exceptional and she has great tactical awareness.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Skelley - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He is awesome and remains on top of all the material.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Forster - Red Lion Chambers β€˜A fantastic junior who is responsive when it comes to producing meaningful advice, and realistic with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Financial services
Financial services – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He has a gift for setting out a clear strategy in even the most complex case.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜The consummate modern Silk, he leads from the front and is hands-on.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Red Lion Chambers

Red Lion Chambers’s members appear in a mixture of cases such as mortgage and tax-related matters, with a number instructed by the Serious Fraud Office and HMRC. Defence work saw Jennifer Dempster represent the lead defendant, who was convicted, in a case regarding an alleged rare earth metals boiler room; some victims lost in the region of Β£400,000.

Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜The person clients want fighting their corner if they are in a tight spot.’

Ranked: tier 2

Antony Shaw QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He is very easy to deal with and a genuine team player.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Benson QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜His judgement on case strategy is excellent and his advice is prompt and sensible.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sally-Ann Hales QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜She is down to earth and her common sense gives her an excellent way with juries.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Tom Forster - Red Lion Chambers β€˜A fantastic junior: responsive, extremely fast at producing meaningful advice and realistic with clients about the problems they face.’

Ranked: tier 2

Allison Clare - Red Lion Chambers β€˜A persuasive jury advocate, who works incredibly hard to ensure every angle is covered.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jennifer Dempster - Red Lion Chambers β€˜She defends in boiler room and money laundering cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Goodwin - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He is excellent at organising detailed evidence and has a charming persona with the jury.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Payne - Red Lion Chambers β€˜A first-rate barrister, who undertakes serious prosecution cases with great skill.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Walbank - Red Lion Chambers β€˜A brave, fierce and very hardworking advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Claxton - Red Lion Chambers β€˜His strength is in his complex and obscure legal arguments.’

Ranked: tier 4

Hannah Willcocks - Red Lion Chambers β€˜A first-class advocate and excellent lawyer, whose attention to detail is of the highest order.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tim Godfrey - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He demonstrates good judgement on strategy and pitches cases well, without going over the top.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Andrew Marshall - Red Lion Chambers β€˜A classy and professional courtroom performer, who has judges hanging on his every word.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sailesh Mehta - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He gets straight to the heart of the most complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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International crime and extradition
International crime and extradition – Leading juniors

David Young - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He takes great pride in being the most prepared person in the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜He speaks with great authority and has encyclopaedic knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – 2017 silks

Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜She can always be relied upon to get to grips with detail and complexity.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – 2017 silks

Kate Bex QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜She presents against dentists and pharmacists, while defending doctors.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Chloe Binding - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Her work includes prosecutions for the General Medical Council.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Red Lion Chambers is β€˜a one-stop shop for criminal law’, where β€˜you can send matters knowing that if your first choice of advocate is not available, you will be assured of top-drawer service from any replacement offered’. Chambers is β€˜the bedrock of a criminal solicitor’s practice and never lets you down, always delivering excellence’. Led by Mark Bennett and his deputy Nick Parkinson, the clerks are β€˜first class’ and β€˜can be relied upon for their help, advice and prompt response to any query’. Practice manager Lee Young has β€˜great ability’ and β€˜ought to be canonised’. Offices in: London, Chelmsford

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Tax: corporate and VAT
Tax: VAT – Leading silks

Jeremy Benson QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4
Tax: corporate – Leading silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion Chambers β€˜Highly respected and highly effective; a sage of the tax Bar.’

Ranked: tier 3

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