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Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers
18 RED LION COURT
LONDON
EC4A 3EB
England

Inquests and inquiries

2018 Silks

Adam Wiseman QC - Red Lion ChambersHis strengths include staying focused on the key issues in a case and witness handling. He’s a very good team player.

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture Tier 1

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHighly regarded for his encyclopaedic knowledge and practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 2

Viewed as 'strong' in the field of business crime, Red Lion Chambers' members are adept at prosecuting and defending cases involving corruption, bribery, and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations. Recent highlights include Trevor Archer representing the SFO in a corruption case concerning alleged payments made to a public official in South Korea to secure contracts for seismological equipment to monitor earthquakes and nuclear weapons tests in North Korea over a 13-year period.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersExtremely experienced in handling cases involving bribery and corruption.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersA steely advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Antony Shaw QC - Red Lion ChambersHe has a cool and poised head and bags of experience.
Ranked: Tier 2

2018 Silks

Tom Forster QC - Red Lion ChambersHe thrives on analysing and distilling expert evidence.

Leading Juniors

Trevor Archer - Red Lion ChambersHe has a keen mind and an attractive advocacy style.
Ranked: Tier 3
Max Baines - Red Lion ChambersIntelligent, perceptive and diligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Faras Baloch - Red Lion ChambersHis cross-examination is calm, courteous and difficult to resist.
Ranked: Tier 3
Allison Clare - Red Lion ChambersShe has an incisive mind and authoritative approach to cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Crime Tier 2

Red Lion Chambers, among a range of criminal experts, has number of members with specific strengths in sexual offences and modern slavery matters, and handles a strong mixture of prosecution work as well as challenging defence instructions. Kate Bex QC successfully represented the defendant, a solicitor, in the second-ever prosecution under the Female Genital Mutilation Act. Rosina Cottage QC represented the Crown Prosecution Service, successfully defeating an appeal against conviction brought in the name of publicist Max Clifford, who died three years into a prison sentence for indecent assault. Among the juniors, David Malone prosecuted two gang members involved in the production of drill music videos on YouTube for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm (GBH), and successfully applied after their conviction for the first criminal behaviour order targeting drill music. Elsewhere, Paul Evans represented a man named in the press as a former president of the Sussex chapter of the Hell's Angels, who was acquitted of GBH with intent. Sally-Ann Hales QC was appointed to the circuit bench in May 2018.

Leading Silks

Rosina Cottage QC - Red Lion ChambersShe has incredible authority and gravitas in the courtroom, and inspires great confidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Riel Karmy-Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersSimply outstanding – the lead in human trafficking prosecutions in England and Wales.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Etherington QC - Red Lion ChambersThe best closing speech maker at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeremy Benson QC - Red Lion ChambersHe has the gravitas one would expect of a senior silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kate Bex QC - Red Lion ChambersClinical in her cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersChosen by both leading firms and the CPS.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edmund Vickers QC - Red Lion ChambersHe has a first-class legal mind allied to a very charming and persuasive style.
Ranked: Tier 3

2018 Silks

Jennifer Dempster QC - Red Lion ChambersA class act in the most challenging, sensitive and high-profile cases.
Tom Forster QC - Red Lion ChambersHe has a first-rate brain and a quiet, authoritative manner.
Adam Wiseman QC - Red Lion ChambersA natural advocate who owns the courtroom and brings first-rate judgement to cases.

2019 Silks

Michelle Nelson QC - Red Lion ChambersIn cross-examination, she is insightful and tenacious.
Christopher Paxton QC - Red Lion ChambersA passionate, enthusiastic prosecutor excellent at fostering a team spirit.

Leading Juniors

Paul Evans - Red Lion ChambersVery good at managing a complex disclosure exercise in a high-profile case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Joanna Hardy - Red Lion ChambersShe has a sure touch with clients and the court alike.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian McLoughlin - Red Lion ChambersAn extremely charming advocate whom juries love.
Ranked: Tier 2
Felicia Davy - Red Lion ChambersA skilful, credible and cogent advocate who leaves no stone unturned in her case preparation.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Malone - Red Lion ChambersHe has an excellent grasp of forensics issues and trial tactics.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Skelley - Red Lion ChambersHis precise and effective questioning helps enormously.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: crime Tier 2

Red Lion ChambersGillian Jones QC is acting in a long-running private prosecution concerning alleged international property fraud and forgery of company documents set, while Jane Bewsey QC prosecuted in Operation Twilight, a case concerning six defendants charged with tax fraud by claiming tax relief on a film scheme which never resulted in a film being made.

Leading Silks

Jane Bewsey QC - Red Lion ChambersFormidable yet personable, and a thorough cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Etherington QC - Red Lion ChambersA counsel of choice for fraud matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is particularly good with anxious clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersShe has an incisive legal mind and is ferociously hardworking; a big hitter in all respects.
Ranked: Tier 3

2018 Silks

Tom Forster QC - Red Lion ChambersAcademic yet practical, and extremely straightforward to deal with.
David Walbank QC - Red Lion ChambersA combination of charm and steel.

2019 Silks

Michael Goodwin QC - Red Lion ChambersHis work ethic is tireless.
Chris Paxton QC - Red Lion ChambersA talented and very charming cross-examiner who is able to woo the jury.

Leading Juniors

Tom Payne - Red Lion ChambersA cool, calm and assured barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rebecca Chalkley - Red Lion ChambersDetail-oriented and committed.
Ranked: Tier 4
Felicia Davy - Red Lion ChambersEntirely unflappable in court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Serena Gates - Red Lion ChambersShe is clever, hardworking, and has excellent judgement. She also gets on well with clients, opponents, and judges.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tim Godfrey - Red Lion ChambersAn extremely dedicated prosecutor of fraud cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

International crime and extradition Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Nina Tavakoli - Red Lion ChambersShe is extremely committed to cases and clients alike.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Young - Red Lion ChambersA talented barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2

Financial services regulation Tier 2

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersAccessible, easy to deal with, thoughtful and brave enough to stick his neck out on important points.
Ranked: Tier 2

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax Tier 2

Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersClients value his insight, his practicality and the fact that he is very hands-on, always leading from the front.
Ranked: Tier 2

Tax: VAT - Leading silks

Jeremy Benson QC - Red Lion ChambersHis experience and knowledge make him an exceptional advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

Health and safety Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Sailesh Mehta - Red Lion Chambers'He is dignified and unassuming, yet lethal in court'.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: civil Tier 3

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersEspecially esteemed in the field of Proceeds of Crime litigation, both civil and criminal – he always provides sound tactical advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Sport Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Max Baines - Red Lion ChambersHis advocacy is known for its easy manner, sound analysis and intelligence.
Ranked: Tier 4

Environment Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Sailesh Mehta - Red Lion ChambersOne of the most intelligent barristers in the field of environmental law.
Ranked: Tier 4

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldfield - Red Lion ChambersShe has a light but devastating touch in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 4

Crime

Red Lion Chambers is home to a wide range of criminal barristers, who both prosecute and defend across the spectrum of both public and private work. Notable recent work examples include Simon Spence QC prosecuting in a three-defendant murder case concerning the beating to death of a homeless man following a perceived slight, and Gillian Jones QC defending in the case of a man who was charged with murdering his wife while his daughter was upstairs, and claimed self-defence as his wife attempted to stab him - he was convicted of the lesser manslaughter charge.

Leading Silks

Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersCombines an exceptional rapport with clients and a highly effective court presence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Paxton QC - Red Lion ChambersClever, assertive and hardworking with genuine silk presence in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Spence QC - Red Lion ChambersA very strong advocate with great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldfield - Red Lion ChambersA proficient advocate with a real eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Thompson - Red Lion ChambersAn extremely persuasive advocate whether prosecuting or defending.
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Dyble - Red Lion ChambersA formidable presence and an acute strategist.
Ranked: Tier 2
Cyrus Shroff - Red Lion ChambersA master tactician and the epitome of a safe pair of hands
Ranked: Tier 2

Set overviews: England and Wales

Red Lion Chamberscontinues to grow and go from strength to strength’ across the gamut of criminal defence and prosecution. The set is ‘organised and efficient’. ‘They will ensure all cases are covered properly and that solicitors are always kept informed.’ While a London set, it is also active in Kent’s criminal cases and maintains an outpost in Chelmsford. In recent news, Michelle Nelson, Christopher Paxton, and Michael Goodwin took silk in 2019; Sara Lawson QC has been appointed general counsel of the Serious Fraud Office and David Malone has taken a sabbatical to work as the deputy head of the specialist fraud division at the Crown Prosecution Service; Angela Rafferty QC has been appointed a circuit judge on the South Eastern Circuit. The set has recently launched a lecture series which is described as ‘unprecedented’ by clients: ‘These events are invaluable to the solicitors’ profession in terms of continued professional development and are very much highly regarded.’ The clerks’ room is ‘fully understanding and willing to assist in those rare moments of crises’. Mark Bennett is the senior clerk/practice director; deputy director Nick Parkinson, assistant practice director Lee Young, and practice manager and lead Chelmsford clerk Chris Jones are also key contacts. Offices in: London and Chelmsford

As a first port of call for heavyweight criminal and fraud cases, RLC has a formidable reputation as a leading set in criminal and regulatory law with members acting for both the defence and prosecution. Drawing on a 70-year history as a market leader, Chambers was named ‘Criminal Set of the Year 2018’ at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar awards, highly commended as ‘Specialist Chambers of the Year’ at The Lawyers Awards 2019 and ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2019.

With some of the finest expertise at the Bar, 24 Queen’s Counsel, 16 Crown Court Recorders, and many contributors to or editors of  leading criminal works, the set provides an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience and expertise. Chambers specialises in cases concerning financial crime, serious fraud, corruption, proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture, regulatory law, professional discipline, inquests and inquiries, public law and all aspects of serious crime and international criminal law. At the core of the set’s principles is a commitment to providing the highest quality of service to its clients, who are attracted by its members’ reputation for fearless highly skilled advocacy, hard work and dedication.

Former members include High Court and Crown judges, as well as a Director of Public Prosecutions, Chief Coroner, The Recorder of London, Director of the SFO and a General Counsel to the SFO.

 

WORK UNDERTAKEN

Corporate & Financial Crime: RLC has a longstanding history of excellence in the field of serious and complex financial crime, acting on behalf of both individuals and corporates, as well as being instructed by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority. Members have been instructed in all of the highest profile cases of the last few decades including: Airbus, Unaoil, LIBOR, ENRC, Barclays, G4S, Amazon, Serco, Rolls-Royce, GSK, BA, Tchenguiz, Pharmaceuticals, Blue Arrow, and Guinness.

Serious Crime: RLC has long been acknowledged as one of the leading sets here. Members are ‘leaders in their field’ in terrorism, homicide, serious sexual offences, modern day slavery and gang violence both in the Crown Court and Appellate jurisdictions appearing in cases including 21/7, the ‘phone hacking’ trials, Jeremy Bamber, Damilola Taylor, the Soham Case, Tony Martin, Max Clifford, and Dharmasena and Hussain (the first FGM case in the UK).

Public Inquiries & Inquests: Chambers has a strong presence in public inquiry work, including the Dobbs Review (LBG acquisition of HBOS), Undercover Policing Inquiry, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, London Bridge, Al-Sweady inquiry, 21/7 Inquiry, Chilcot/Iraq War inquiry and the ‘Bloody Sunday’ Inquiry. Members are also regularly instructed in high-profile inquests.

Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory: Members regularly provide advice and representation to Regulators across a wide range of professions and industries, including: GMC, GDC, GPC and NMC, as well as acting on behalf of Respondents, including accountants, medical professionals, teachers and entities such as hospital trusts.

Health & Safety, Environmental & Fire Law: Members are instructed in leading health & safety and environmental cases involving fatalities, serious injuries, and major incidents, and in prosecutions brought by the Health & Safety Executive, Environment Agency and local authorities.  Members have been at the forefront in this developing area of law offering expertise in diverse fields including construction and steel industry, motor racing, farming, railways, waterworks, rivers, waste, and the film industry.

International: Chambers has a leading international team who represent and advise individuals, victims, Governments, and corporates in jurisdictions around the world, including before international criminal courts involving allegations of genocide, war crimes and terrorism. Members also regularly provide advice to a range of Governmental and non-Governmental organisations. Recent high-profile work includes acting for the defence before The Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague concerning the assassination of Prime Minister Hariri, making Chambers the only UK set to both prosecute and defend in a major international trial. Chambers also successfully advised the Bangladeshi Non-Governmental Representatives in filing submissions at the ICC leading to a landmark ruling regarding the Rohingya crisis.

Public Law and Human Rights: Members have a strong reputation in providing expert advice and representation in the sphere of public law where it intersects with its established specialist practice areas.  There is a particular focus in cases involving issues of national security where members have been instructed in cases before SIAC, TPIMs and in both public law and private law proceedings involving closed material procedures of which the recent litigation in Kamoka and others is but one example.

Red Lion Consulting is a new initiative associated with Chambers led by Dame Linda Dobbs, providing consulting services  including judicial and legal training, law and order sector reform, mediation and facilitation, conducting investigations/inquiries, policy design and implementation and public affairs/media guidance to law firms, governments, NGOs, corporations and institutions around the world. Consultants are senior and highly respected professionals including senior judges, police officers, academics, experts in both national and international justice, advisors to governments, corporations, and other organisations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Practice Director Mark Bennett mark.bennett@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6002
Deputy Practice Director Nick Parkinson nick.parkinson@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6003
Joint Head of Chambers Antony Shaw QC (1975) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Joint Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC (1996) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Sutton QC (1969) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Etherington QC (1979) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jeremy Benson QC (1978) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jonathan Fisher QC (1980) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Simon Spence QC (1985) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Robert Woodcock QC (1978) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jane Bewsey QC (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rosina Cottage QC (1988) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Riel Karmy-Jones QC (1995) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Kate Bex QC (1992) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Edmund Vickers QC (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Walbank QC (1987) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Shane Collery QC (1988) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jennifer Dempster QC (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Forster QC (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Barnaby Jameson QC (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Adam Wiseman QC (1994) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Christopher Paxton QC (1991) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michelle Nelson QC (1994) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Goodwin QC (1996) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Allison Clare QC (1992) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Cameron Brown QC (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lori Tucker (1982) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Janine Sheff (1983) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Cyrus Shroff (1983) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Brendan Morris (1985) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers John Lyons (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Marshall (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Sailesh Mehta (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Young (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Steven Dyble (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Ken Millett (1988) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Beynon (1990) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Skelley (1991) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Thompson (1991) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Epstein (1992) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Valerie Charbit (1992) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rufus D’Cruz (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nicola May (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Ian McLoughlin (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Alistair Fell (1994) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Kelly (1994) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Noel Casey (1995) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Stephen Rose (1995) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Wilson (1996) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Stephen Requena (1997) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Malone (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Miller (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Louis-Peter Moll (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Payne (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rebecca Chalkley (1999) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Felicia Davy (2000) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marcus Rickard (2000) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Mathew Dance (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Serena Gates (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Paul Evans (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Priyadarshani Khanna (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Hannah Willcocks (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marc Brown (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Faras Baloch (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Guy Bowden (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Emma Gargitter (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jamie Sawyer (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nina Tavakoli (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers James Holland (2004) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jane Oldfield (2004) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Edward Renvoize (2004) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Trevor Archer (2005) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jamie Sharma (2005) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Max Baines (2005) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Klentiana Mahmutaj (2005) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Bethan Rogers (2007) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Claxton (2008) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Patricia Londono (2008) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Naomi Parsons (2008) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura Kenyon (2009) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Matthew Sorel-Cameron (2009) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Daniel Robinson (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Joanna Hardy (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rachel Naylor (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lauren Sales (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marilyn Vitte (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Sam Roake (2011) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Genevieve Reed (2011) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Matthew Bainbridge (2011) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Joe Bird (2012) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Leila Chaker (2012) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Dan Taylor (2012) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lucy Ginsberg (2013) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tim Kiely (2014) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Zoe Chapman (2014) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura Hoyano (2015) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Herd (2015) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura-Jane Miller (2015) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Faye Rolfe chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Aimee Riese (2016) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Francesca Kirby (2016) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nicholas Hall chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Caroline Baker chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Georgia Lassoff chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Davies chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Trevor Archer  photo Mr Trevor Archer Trevor Archer specialises in complex investigations, particularly those relating to financial crime…
Mr Matthew Bainbridge  photo Mr Matthew Bainbridge Matthew prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and has experience of…
Mr Max Baines  photo Mr Max Baines Max specialises in serious financial crime and has been instructed in some…
Miss Caroline Baker  photo Miss Caroline Baker
Mr Faras Baloch  photo Mr Faras Baloch Faras is a specialist in financial crimes such as fraud, tax evasion,…
Mr Jeremy Keith Benson QC photo Mr Jeremy Keith Benson QC Jeremy is recommended by all who instruct him. He both prosecutes and…
Miss Jane Bewsey QC photo Miss Jane Bewsey QC Jane is widely recognised as a silk with strong expertise and experience…
Miss Kate Bex QC photo Miss Kate Bex QC Cited as a leading individual, Kate is described as “enormously talented, great…
Mr Richard Beynon  photo Mr Richard Beynon Richard Beynon specialises in the Prosecution of serious and complex cases involving…
Mr Guy Bowden  photo Mr Guy Bowden Guy acts as leading or junior counsel in substantial fraud cases and…
Mr Cameron Brown  photo Mr Cameron Brown Cameron is principally instructed in serious and complex fraud and corruption cases.…
Mr Noel Casey  photo Mr Noel Casey . Noel is an experienced and versatile practitioner in criminal law, with…
Miss Leila Chaker  photo Miss Leila Chaker Leila has built a busy practice prosecuting and defending in criminal and…
Ms Rebecca Elizabeth Chalkley  photo Ms Rebecca Elizabeth Chalkley Rebecca specialises in all areas of financial crime and commercial wrong-doing. Her…
Miss Zoe Chapman  photo Miss Zoe Chapman Zoë enjoys a busy practice both defending and prosecuting in the Crown…
Miss Valerie Charbit  photo Miss Valerie Charbit Valerie has vast experience in complex cases involving Crime, Fraud, Health &…
 Allison Clare  photo Allison Clare Allison specialises in complex fraud and corruption work, both acting in criminal…
Mr David Claxton  photo Mr David Claxton David’s practice is focused on companies and individuals facing allegations of criminal…
Mr Shane Collery QC photo Mr Shane Collery QC
Miss Rosina Cottage QC photo Miss Rosina Cottage QC Rosina is a highly respected Silk whose reputation for excellence has led…
Mr Rufus D’Cruz  photo Mr Rufus D’Cruz Rufus D’Cruz is an able, experienced leading junior who is instructed to…
Mr Mathew Dance  photo Mr Mathew Dance Mathew is instructed as both leading and junior counsel for the defence,…
Mr Tom Davies  photo Mr Tom Davies
Miss Felicia Davy  photo Miss Felicia Davy Felicia is a skilled and versatile advocate who specialises in serious fraud,…
 Jennifer Dempster QC photo Jennifer Dempster QC Jenni is an experienced and extremely able defence advocate specialising in serious…
Mr Michael Epstein  photo Mr Michael Epstein Over the last few years Michael Epstein has focused solely on heavy…
Mr David (Charles Lynch) QC Etherington QC photo Mr David (Charles Lynch) QC Etherington QC Serious and complex general crime and serious and complex fraud including Murder,…
Mr Paul Evans  photo Mr Paul Evans Paul has significant experience and expertise in providing advice and advocacy in…
Mr Alistair Fell  photo Mr Alistair Fell Alistair is a proficient criminal practitioner with substantial experience of prosecuting and…
Mr Jonathan Fisher QC photo Mr Jonathan Fisher QC Recognised silk with a strong expertise in Financial Services, Fraud, Proceeds of…
Mr Tom Forster QC photo Mr Tom Forster QC Specialist in financial and general crime; human rights and public law.  Financial…
Miss Emma Gargitter  photo Miss Emma Gargitter Emma practises in criminal, regulatory and public law. She combines an eye…
Miss Serena Gates  photo Miss Serena Gates Serena Gates is a skilled and respected advocate with a sharp mind…
 Tim Godfrey  photo Tim Godfrey Tim has a busy criminal practice both prosecuting and defending. He is…
Mr Michael Goodwin QC photo Mr Michael Goodwin QC Michael Goodwin QC specialises in fraud, business crime, regulatory and other serious…
Mr Nicholas Hall  photo Mr Nicholas Hall Nicholas is a determined barrister and a fierce advocate. He is regularly…
Miss Joanna Hardy  photo Miss Joanna Hardy
Mr Andrew Herd  photo Mr Andrew Herd Andrew has experience in criminal, civil and regulatory matters. He defends and…
Mr James Holland  photo Mr James Holland James is a criminal defence practitioner, a specialist at defending highly complex…
Ms Laura Hoyano  photo Ms Laura Hoyano After many years of trial and appellate advocacy experience at the Canadian…
Mr Barnaby Jameson QC photo Mr Barnaby Jameson QC Barnaby Jameson is a sought after barrister based predominantly at the Old…
Miss Carey Johnston QC  photo Miss Carey Johnston QC Originating from a common law background, Carey Johnston QC practice principally covers…
Miss Gillian Jones QC photo Miss Gillian Jones QC
Miss Riel M Karmy-Jones QC QC photo Miss Riel M Karmy-Jones QC QC Riel is a leading criminal practitioner with a strong prosecution practice. She…
Ms Priya Khanna  photo Ms Priya Khanna Priya Khanna has over 16 years of experience in prosecution and defence…
Mr Tim Kiely  photo Mr Tim Kiely Tim completed pupillage with chambers successfully in September 2017. He has undertaken…
Miss Francesca Kirby  photo Miss Francesca Kirby Francesca has a busy criminal practice defending and prosecuting a broad range…
Miss Georgia Lassoff  photo Miss Georgia Lassoff
Dr Patricia Londono  photo Dr Patricia Londono Crime, Regulatory Crime, Professional Discipline, Human Rights, Public Law.
Mr John Lyons  photo Mr John Lyons John specialises in criminal defence: fraud, bribery, corruption, corporate crime, money laundering,…
Ms Klentiana Mahmutaj  photo Ms Klentiana Mahmutaj Klentiana is an assertive advocate with sharp intellect. She maintains a criminal…
 David Malone  photo David Malone “Approachable but impressive, he commands the attention of any room” Legal 500…
Mr Andrew Marshall  photo Mr Andrew Marshall . Andrew Marshall is a committed and highly-experienced barrister sought both for…
Mr Ian McLoughlin  photo Mr Ian McLoughlin Ian has built a reputation as a leading junior who both prosecutes…
Mr Sailesh Mehta  photo Mr Sailesh Mehta Sailesh has defended and prosecuted in some of the most serious, complex…
Miss Laura  Jane Miller  photo Miss Laura  Jane Miller Laura is a dedicated criminal practitioner who has spent 10 years working…
Mr David Miller  photo Mr David Miller David Miller is a defence advocate with detailed knowledge of police procedure…
Mr Ken Millett  photo Mr Ken Millett Ken,  has for many years been an experienced leading junior in all…
Mr Brendan Morris  photo Mr Brendan Morris . Brendan Morris is a criminal law practitioner with extensive experience of…
Ms Rachel Naylor  photo Ms Rachel Naylor Rachel practises in serious crime and public law. She defends and prosecutes…
Ms Michelle Nelson QC photo Ms Michelle Nelson QC Michelle specialises in general crime, advising, defending and prosecuting. She maintains a…
Miss Naomi Philippa Parsons  photo Miss Naomi Philippa Parsons Naomi acts in criminal, regulatory and public law cases. In recent years,…
Mr Tom Payne  photo Mr Tom Payne Tom Payne specialises in financial crime, particularly cases involving complex issues of…
Miss Genevieve Reed  photo Miss Genevieve Reed Genevieve is a tenacious barrister with excellent advocacy skills. She has gained…
Mr Stephen Requena  photo Mr Stephen Requena Stephen has a wealth of experience in defending and prosecuting fraud and…
Mr Marcus Rickard  photo Mr Marcus Rickard
Miss Aimee Riese  photo Miss Aimee Riese Aimee provides advice and representation in criminal and public law cases. She…
Mr Sam Roake  photo Mr Sam Roake Sam is a specialist in fraud and financial crime, with a particular…
Mr Daniel Robinson  photo Mr Daniel Robinson Daniel has built a broad practice encompassing crime, road traffic and regulatory…
Miss Bethan Rogers  photo Miss Bethan Rogers Bethan has a busy criminal practice, in both prosecution and defence work.…
Miss Faye Rolfe  photo Miss Faye Rolfe Faye is a determined advocate with an eye for detail. She has…
Miss Lauren Sales  photo Miss Lauren Sales The hallmarks of Lauren’s advocacy are preparation and determination. She is a…
Mr Jamie Sharma  photo Mr Jamie Sharma Jamie is a specialist barrister in commercial crime, criminal litigation, and global…
Mr Tony Shaw QC QC photo Mr Tony Shaw QC QC Tony Shaw QC is ‘an exceptional white-collar crime barrister whose advice is…
Ms Janine Sheff  photo Ms Janine Sheff Janine has excellent communication skills and detailed knowledge built up over 30…
Mr Michael Skelley  photo Mr Michael Skelley Michael Skelley has established a reputation as an accomplished jury advocate. He…
Mr Richard Sutton QC  photo Mr Richard Sutton QC Owing to his vast experience and consequential deep understanding of the criminal…
Miss Nina Tavakoli  photo Miss Nina Tavakoli Nina specialises in criminal and human rights law – defending and prosecuting…
Mr Daniel David Taylor  photo Mr Daniel David Taylor Dan is a tenacious and persuasive advocate, who prides himself on his…
Mrs Lori Tucker  photo Mrs Lori Tucker Lori joined chambers in 2010, bringing with her 24 years’ experience as…
Mr Edmund Vickers QC photo Mr Edmund Vickers QC Ed Vickers is ranked as a Leading Silk and is described as…
Miss Marilyn Vitte  photo Miss Marilyn Vitte Marilyn provides advice and representation in all areas of criminal and regulatory…
Mr David Walbank QC photo Mr David Walbank QC Having historically had conduct of the most serious and sensitive cases for…
Miss Hannah Willcocks  photo Miss Hannah Willcocks Hannah practises in all areas of crime with a particular focus on…
 Adam Wiseman QC photo Adam Wiseman QC Adam Wiseman specialises in Crime, Fraud, Inquests, Public Inquiries, Financial Regulation and…
Mr Robert Woodcock QC QC photo Mr Robert Woodcock QC QC Robert Woodcock QC has nearly 40 years of criminal law experience. He…
Mr David Young  photo Mr David Young Specialist international trial lawyer, who focuses on defending and advising persons accused…
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Red Lion Chambers [“RLC”] can demonstrate its commitment to equality of opportunity and in some areas, we significantly outperform the Bar statistics.

Gender: In the 100th year of women at the Bar, 35% of QCs in Chambers are female against the Bar statistics of 15.8%. This year, 75% of our pupils are female as against the Bar average of 50%.

Non-traditional: Almost half of our members (46%) were the first in their family to go to University and just under half (47%) coming from a UK state school background compared to 39% of members who were educated privately.

We reflect the Bar statistics in that:

  • 58% of tenants are male and 38% female.
  • 78% of members define themselves as British White. 13% identify as from ‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds meeting the representation at the Bar and
  • 6% identify as having a disability.

Corporate social responsibility

  • Over half of our members (51%) work in roles supporting a range of charitable institutions or community organisations often from Board level down and across a wide range of entities, including schools, housing, legal, BME, female and sports. 34% have worked with the organisations for over 5 years demonstrating a long-standing commitment.
  •  This year RLC set up projects with ELBA [East London Business Alliance] and UEL Open Doors which aim to provide mentoring and training, opening access to the legal profession and motivating the recipients to achieve their potential.