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

London Bar > Crime Tier 1

Red Lion Chambers stands out as ‘a leader in its field‘ and is home to a team of ‘talented counsel‘. Gillian Jones QC is representing the defendant in a case concerning a seemingly random murder of a womanduring the March 2020 lockdown, as well as a further charge of attempted murder the day after the attack. At the junior end, Leo Seelig – a recent arrival from 2 Harcourt Buildings – was instructed by the CPS Counter Terrorism Division to prosecute a teenager who was convicted of being a member of proscribed neo-Nazi group Feuerkrieg Division and distributing terrorist material. In January 2021 Aneurin Brewer joined from 9 Bedford Row.

Leading Silks

Rosina Cottage QC - Red Lion ChambersRosina is a dynamic and dedicated QC, able to deal with experts with aplomb. She has a fantastic level of emotional intelligence, which gives her a clear tactical advantage in criminal litigation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Riel Karmy-Jones QCRed Lion ChambersRiel is one of the most incisive advocates used by the CPS. One of her many strengths is her ability to grasp the key issues in complex and sensitive cases and to provide advice of the highest quality. Her witness-handling skills are impressive; She can be wholly relied upon to treat vulnerable witnesses with care, empathy and professionalism to ensure that their best evidence is given. She has also demonstrated an ability to deliver excellent trial opening and closing speeches, and legal argument that indicates thorough and detailed case preparation to produce compelling and persuasive arguments on behalf of those instructing.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Etherington QC - Red Lion ChambersAn outstanding jury advocate. By the persuasiveness and honesty of his advocacy David can secure acquittals in the face of strong evidence. It is a joy to behold. He is well-respected. He is an absolute pleasure to work with. A delightful man.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gillian Jones QCRed Lion ChambersGillian is one of the finest advocates working at the Bar today. She possesses a special legal acumen which she combines with a charm and eloquence that make her devastatingly effective in front of both judge and jury.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Edmund Vickers QCRed Lion ChambersEdmund is a fine and strong barrister. He is measured, calm and determined. He is a thoughtful and humane operator. Edmund’s knowledge of the law is par excellence and coupled with his good judgement, he achieves excellent results for his clients. His sole focus is the best outcome for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy Benson QCRed Lion ChambersJeremy’s cross examination of both civilian eye-witnesses and expert witnesses is both skilful and meticulous: he never asks an unnecessary question and at times left witnesses oblivious to the ground they had conceded. In legal argument he has the respect of the judge and in his closing speeches hold the attention and interest of the jury. He leads an inclusive team, taking on board views of solicitors as well as those of junior counsel.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kate Bex QCRed Lion ChambersKate is a consumate performer. Nothing fazes her. She is a very strong, confident presence in court who prepares every case extremely thoroughly, trusted by the court, her own team and her professional colleagues. She is mainly a prosecutor but also an effective defence advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Paxton QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is meticulous in his preparation, an impressive jury advocate, and firm but fair opponent, and has the respect of the judiciary.  Despite being relatively junior in silk, Christopher is already in demand in very heavy silk cases and is taking it all in his stride. A class act.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jennifer Dempster QCRed Lion ChambersJenni’s attention to detail is second to none – a real mastermind when it comes to cross-examination. There are few who can match a trial performance like her's.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Forster QC - Red Lion ChambersTom is hard-working and methodical. His sense of humour. Tactically astute.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Paul Evans - Red Lion ChambersPaul is a top quality junior with very good work. Fantastic client skills. Smooth, calm and professional court manner. Excellent all round.
Ranked: Tier 2
Joanna HardyRed Lion ChambersJoanna combines the sensitivity and care needed in a case with the firmness, clarity and focus required in order to fully set out her case in a trial in which the jury may have initially taken against her client due to the nature of the allegations. Joanna cross-examines complainants in an effective and sensitive way. Overall, she is an excellent and very able trial advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian McLoughlin - Red Lion ChambersIan is a very safe pair of hands and able to pick up work and serious trials in particular at short notice with ease.
Ranked: Tier 2
Felicia Davy - Red Lion ChambersFelicia is extremely bright and talented. She is an all rounded counsel who clients love. Felicia is well respected and sought after and has an erring ability to work out the issues in a case with diligence and speed.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Malone - Red Lion ChambersDavid is very well regarded amongst all solicitors for exceptional professionalism in dealing with every case and the same passion in providing the best quality representation. Truly well versed in law and procedure, extremely capable to deal with serious and complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom PayneRed Lion ChambersTom is one of hardest working barristers, with an attention to detail second to none. Always entirely on top of the brief, those instructing Tom can be 100% confident that everything that needs to be done has been done to the very highest standard.
Ranked: Tier 3
Leo Seelig - Red Lion ChambersHe prepares meticulously, and the attention to detail which you see in his paperwork no doubt gives him the confidence which is obvious as soon as he gets to his feet. He has a dry sense of humour which he can deploy to devastating effect. Judges immediately sense they can trust him; witnesses realise that if they are lying they are going to be exposed; juries love him. He has a wide ranging practice in general crime.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Skelley - Red Lion ChambersMichael is extremely thorough in his preparation of cases, engages very well with clients and a very able advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aneurin Brewer - Red Lion ChambersAneurin is a proven trial winner. He does not rest and has won impossible cases over and over. He is also extremely learned and an experience appellate advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Serena GatesRed Lion ChambersSerena has extraordinary intelligence and judgement. She is meticulous and fair in her dealings with disclosure. She inputted very effectively on legal issues. Her advocacy is exceptional and she is quite clearly on the road to silk. Her case management skills are exemplary, and even when there is a crisis during a trial can guide everyone through the problem.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

An excellent set with massive strength in fraud and serious crime.’

Red Lion is well known to be a dynamic set with many barristers operating at the top end.’

Red Lion is a brilliant set of chambers. They always suggest suitable counsel for a case.’

Red Lion Chambers is a great set of chambers to work with. They are well respected and have an array of very talented counsel.’

Red Lion Chambers has the ideal barrister for every sort of case. I always have confidence that, whatever the circumstances, I will be offered a choice of excellent counsel. This knowledge has kept me returning to Chambers for many years.’

Clerking

Mark Bennett is an outstanding practice manager ably assisted by his deputy, Nick Parkinson and a well run clerking team.’

South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Red Lion Chambers is 'a top tier and very strong set which stables a great deal of talent that encompasses all areas of crime, fraud and regulatory work', according to instructing solicitors. Simon Spence QC has established expertise in prosecution and defence work, and has noted strength in handling murder, non-fatal serious violence and serious sexual offences cases. At the junior end, Edward Renvoize is 'a highly skilled cross-examiner and very impressive on his feet', and the 'incredibly bright' Jane Oldfield garners praise for her 'phenomenal work ethic' and 'fantastic court manner: on top of all of the papers and the law which engenders trust from judges, juries and all involved'. In recent news, Noel Casey was appointed to the circuit bench in August 2021.

Leading Silks

Christopher Paxton QC - Red Lion Chambers  'Christopher is an extremely effective jury advocate. He exudes confidence in the courtroom, and has the trust of his opponents, the judiciary, and juries. He is an excellent cross examiner, and equally adept in the handling vulnerable witnesses, especially in cases involving sexual offending.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Spence QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is a very strong jury advocate, able to present the most difficult information in a clear and unemotional way. His composed manner in court puts witnesses at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldfield - Red Lion ChambersJane is a calm and persuasive orator, who combines courtroom flair with an excellent understanding of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Edward Renvoize - Red Lion ChambersEdward is one of the most able juniors in East Anglia, both defending and prosecuting. He is highly regarded by both judges and other advocates. In court he has an easy-going manner which juries find attractive. Extremely driven, a real star, and undoubtedly destined for the top.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Thompson - Red Lion ChambersA very approachable barrister, who is particularly good at advising clients with mental health issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Kelly - Red Lion ChambersHe is tenacious and clever. His robust and experienced court manner works well with juries and judges alike.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Red Lion Chambers offers a great depth of talented, approachable counsel‘.

There are an impressive and well respected pool of advocates at this set‘.

Clerking

The clerks, especially the chief clerk Mark Bennett, are a pleasure to deal with. In difficult situations they always find someone to help and the service is prompt, well priced and helpful‘.

Clerks are highly efficient and responsive‘.

Theresa Feeney is incredibly cheerful and friendly‘.

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 2

Red Lion Chambers utilises its ‘great strength in depth’ to defend and prosecute high-profile corporate crime cases involving allegations of fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption. The set is also highly experienced in all stages of domestic and cross-border investigations into suspected offences.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersOne of the brightest financial crime lawyers in the country, accessible, an excellent communicator and a pleasure to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersIncredibly charming and smooth advocate. Tough when necessary and collegiate when appropriate. Rare barrister in that equally good defending as prosecuting.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael Goodwin QC - Red Lion ChambersEye for detail and always fully prepared.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Leading Juniors

Trevor Archer - Red Lion ChambersTrevor is exceptionally bright, down to earth and reliable and a real pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Rebecca Chalkley - Red Lion ChambersA great advocate and disclosure expert.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Great strength in depth both in relation to their expertise and breadth of experience from juniors through to their QCs.’

‘I have instructed several barristers over the years and have always been impressed with their knowledge and expertise in financial crime and their commitment. They are highly sought after, meaning diaries get booked up well in advance. Chambers have also been helpful in enabling the use of their conference facilities as required.’

Clerking

‘They are all incredibly well-organised and proactive.’

‘Highly professional, fee notes have been accurate and on time.’

London Bar > Fraud: crime Tier 2

The 'very experienced team' at Red Lion Chambers is 'an excellent fraud set', having developed over many years 'an excellent reputation' for both defence and prosecution work on 'very complex investment frauds'. Members are noted for continuing work through covid in private prosecutions. Notable recent work includes head of chambers Gillian Jones QC acting for CPS Specialist Fraud Division in a large-scale fraud case with numerous defendants including David Noakes, a former UKIP leadership candidate , who sold fake medicine that claimed to cure cancer, HIV, and multiple sclerosis; confiscation proceedings were finally concluded in June 2020, during the height of the pandemic. March 2021 saw 'exceptionally able advocate' Hannah Willcocks QC take silk.

Leading Silks

Michael Goodwin QCRed Lion ChambersMichael is first class. He is an obvious choice when dealing with high profile and complex fraud cases. He is exceptionally clever, and is very compelling both on his feet and in his written submissions.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jane Bewsey QCRed Lion ChambersAn eminently sensible silk, who is very good at handling the fine details of a case without losing sight of the bigger picture.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Gillian Jones QCRed Lion ChambersGillian has rigorous attention to detail, a herculean work ethic, and is on top of her brief. Juries love her no-nonsense style.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Walbank QCRed Lion ChambersDavid’s tactical nose for a case is immense and he will fearlessly pursue his instructions with dogged determination. David’s understanding of complex legal provisions and his ability to articulate a winning argument from them is deeply impressive.'
Ranked: Tier 3
David Etherington QCRed Lion ChambersDavid is intellectually outstanding. He combines incisive analytical skill with engaging persuasive charm.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Fisher QCRed Lion ChambersAn extremely bright and super effective counsel who reads the tribunal well. A pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Forster QCRed Lion ChambersTom is a diligent and very capable advocate. He remains calm under pressure and has a solid command of the law.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Cameron Brown QCRed Lion ChambersCameron is an effective advocate with a natural gift for tapping into what a jury is thinking. He has excellent pragmatic judgement.'
Allison Clare - Red Lion ChambersAllison is fabulous. Her advice is always of the highest quality. She is down to earth and a pleasure to instruct.

2021 Silks

Hannah Willcocks QCRed Lion ChambersHannah has a calm, persuasive manner and combines persistence with a jury-friendly style, which enables her to score her forensic points in a highly effective manner. She is an exceptionally able advocate whose advocacy shows her meticulous preparation.

Leading Juniors

Tom PayneRed Lion ChambersAn extremely hard working junior barrister. Those instructing Tom can be completely confident that everything that needs to be done has been done to the very highest standard.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rebecca ChalkleyRed Lion ChambersRebecca is a highly skilled advocate, with an exceptional grasp of the law. She is focused and unflappable. She is definitely someone you want on your team when it comes to prosecuting large-scale fraud cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Felicia DavyRed Lion ChambersFelicia is an exceptionally bright counsel. She works tirelessly and has an unerring ability to work out the real issues in a complex case with ease. Her oral and written submissions are compelling.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

An excellent fraud set!

Excellent criminal set with a justifiable reputation as a market leader.’

Red Lion Chambers is an excellent set when it comes to fraud prosecutions and HMRC investigations. The set has a very experienced team which covers all levels of work from the basic low level VAT frauds up to the very complex investment frauds.’

Red Lion Chambers have an excellent reputation for fraud.’

Red Lion Chambers is a leading set in the field of financial crime with some practitioners of very high ability at every level.’

Clerking

The clerking service is excellent.’

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersA skilled practitioner. His long experience means he is really on top of all aspects of the relevant law and guidance across different parts of the regulated sector.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Fraud: civil

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe practices in a number of jurisdictions and is known as extremely bright counsel who reads the tribunal well and is super effective. He deals with massively challenging cross border fraud cases and is also a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is perhaps the leading barrister to assist individuals against whom HMRC has made allegations of criminal conduct in the context of tax disputes.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > International crime and extradition

Leading Juniors

Nina Tavakoli - Red Lion ChambersNina is a natural advocate – passionate about her cases, on top of her brief and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Young - Red Lion ChambersA very competent, experienced and professional barrister. He is a measured and thoughtful lawyer who is well respected by the judges and opposing counsel.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Environment

Leading Juniors

Sailesh Mehta - Red Lion ChambersVastly experienced in prosecuting and defending environmental cases, he is a criminal barrister with extensive regulatory knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rebecca Chalkley - Red Lion ChambersA tenacious advocate who commands attention in the courtroom, she is highly organised and efficient and is never on the back foot.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Health and safety

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

London Bar > Sport

Leading Juniors

Max Baines - Red Lion ChambersHe provides excellent advocacy and written advice, and is a pleasure to instruct.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

Red Lion Chambers is 'a top tier and very strong set which stables a great deal of talent that encompasses all areas of crime, fraud and regulatory work', according to instructing solicitors. Simon Spence QC has established expertise in prosecution and defence work, and has noted strength in handling murder, non-fatal serious violence and serious sexual offences cases. At the junior end, Edward Renvoize is 'a highly skilled cross-examiner and very impressive on his feet', and the 'incredibly bright' Jane Oldfield garners praise for her 'phenomenal work ethic' and 'fantastic court manner: on top of all of the papers and the law which engenders trust from judges, juries and all involved'. In recent news, Noel Casey was appointed to the circuit bench in August 2021.

Leading Silks

Christopher Paxton QC - Red Lion Chambers  'Christopher is an extremely effective jury advocate. He exudes confidence in the courtroom, and has the trust of his opponents, the judiciary, and juries. He is an excellent cross examiner, and equally adept in the handling vulnerable witnesses, especially in cases involving sexual offending.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Spence QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is a very strong jury advocate, able to present the most difficult information in a clear and unemotional way. His composed manner in court puts witnesses at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldfield - Red Lion ChambersJane is a calm and persuasive orator, who combines courtroom flair with an excellent understanding of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Edward Renvoize - Red Lion ChambersEdward is one of the most able juniors in East Anglia, both defending and prosecuting. He is highly regarded by both judges and other advocates. In court he has an easy-going manner which juries find attractive. Extremely driven, a real star, and undoubtedly destined for the top.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Thompson - Red Lion ChambersA very approachable barrister, who is particularly good at advising clients with mental health issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Kelly - Red Lion ChambersHe is tenacious and clever. His robust and experienced court manner works well with juries and judges alike.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Red Lion Chambers offers a great depth of talented, approachable counsel‘.

There are an impressive and well respected pool of advocates at this set‘.

Clerking

The clerks, especially the chief clerk Mark Bennett, are a pleasure to deal with. In difficult situations they always find someone to help and the service is prompt, well priced and helpful‘.

Clerks are highly efficient and responsive‘.

Theresa Feeney is incredibly cheerful and friendly‘.

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.

RLConsulting 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Practice Director Mark Bennettmark.bennett@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6002
Deputy Practice Director Nick Parkinsonnick.parkinson@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6003
Joint Head of Chambers Antony Shaw QC (1975)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Joint Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC (1996)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Sutton QC (1969)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Etherington QC (1979)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jeremy Benson QC (1978)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jonathan Fisher QC (1980)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Simon Spence QC (1985)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Robert Woodcock QC (1978)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jane Bewsey QC (1986)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rosina Cottage QC (1988)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Riel Karmy-Jones QC (1995)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Kate Bex QC (1992)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Edmund Vickers QC (1993)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Walbank QC (1987)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Shane Collery QC (1988)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jennifer Dempster QC (1993)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Forster QC (1993)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Barnaby Jameson QC (1993)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Adam Wiseman QC (1994)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Christopher Paxton QC (1991)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michelle Nelson QC (1994)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Goodwin QC (1996)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Allison Clare QC (1992)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Cameron Brown QC (1998)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lori Tucker (1982)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Janine Sheff (1983)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Cyrus Shroff (1983)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Brendan Morris (1985)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers John Lyons (1986)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Marshall (1986)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Sailesh Mehta (1986)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Young (1986)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Steven Dyble (1986)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Ken Millett (1988)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Beynon (1990)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Skelley (1991)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Thompson (1991)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Epstein (1992)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Valerie Charbit (1992)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rufus D’Cruz (1993)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nicola May (1993)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Ian McLoughlin (1993)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Alistair Fell (1994)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Kelly (1994)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Noel Casey (1995)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Stephen Rose (1995)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Wilson (1996)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Stephen Requena (1997)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Malone (1998)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Miller (1998)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Louis-Peter Moll (1998)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Payne (1998)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rebecca Chalkley (1999)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Felicia Davy (2000)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marcus Rickard (2000)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Mathew Dance (2001)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Serena Gates (2001)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Paul Evans (2001)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Priyadarshani Khanna (2001)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Hannah Willcocks (2001)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marc Brown (2001)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Faras Baloch (2003)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Guy Bowden (2003)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Emma Gargitter (2003)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jamie Sawyer (2003)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nina Tavakoli (2003)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers James Holland (2004)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jane Oldfield (2004)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Edward Renvoize (2004)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Trevor Archer (2005)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jamie Sharma (2005)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Max Baines (2005)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Klentiana Mahmutaj (2005)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Bethan Rogers (2007)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Claxton (2008)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Patricia Londono (2008)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Naomi Parsons (2008)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura Kenyon (2009)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Matthew Sorel-Cameron (2009)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Daniel Robinson (2010)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Joanna Hardy (2010)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rachel Naylor (2010)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lauren Sales (2010)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marilyn Vitte (2010)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Sam Roake (2011)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Genevieve Reed (2011)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Matthew Bainbridge (2011)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Joe Bird (2012)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Leila Chaker (2012)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Dan Taylor (2012)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lucy Ginsberg (2013)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tim Kiely (2014)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Zoe Chapman (2014)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura Hoyano (2015)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Herd (2015)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura-Jane Miller (2015)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Faye Rolfe (2015)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Aimee Riese (2016)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Francesca Kirby (2016)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nicholas Hall (2016)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Caroline Baker (2017)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Georgia Lassoff (2018)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Davies (2018)chambers@18rlc.co.uk020 7520 6000
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Trevor Archer  photo Trevor Archer Trevor Archer specialises in serious and complex financial investigations and prosecutions, which…
Matthew Bainbridge  photo Matthew Bainbridge Matthew prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and has experience of…
Max Baines  photo Max Baines Max specialises in serious financial crime and has been instructed in some…
Caroline Baker  photo Caroline Baker A confident, tenacious and likeable advocate, Caroline has defended and prosecuted in a wide…
Faras Baloch  photo Faras Baloch Faras is a specialist in the most serious cases of financial crime.…
Jeremy Keith Benson photo Jeremy Keith BensonJeremy is an accomplished silk with over thirty years’ experience both prosecuting…
Jane Bewsey photo Jane BewseyJane is widely recognised as a silk with strong expertise and experience…
Kate Bex photo Kate BexKate is described as “enormously talented, great to work with, down to…
Richard Beynon  photo Richard Beynon Richard Beynon has a wide experience of criminal litigation, specialising over a…
Guy Bowden  photo Guy Bowden Guy acts as leading or junior counsel in substantial fraud cases and…
Aneurin Brewer photo Aneurin BrewerAneurin has developed a well-deserved reputation as a tenacious and conscientious defence…
Cameron Brown  photo Cameron Brown A Leading Silk who specialises in the most serious Fraud and Corruption…
Noel Casey  photo Noel Casey Noel is an experienced and versatile practitioner in criminal law, with a…
Leila Chaker  photo Leila Chaker Leila has built a busy practice prosecuting and defending in criminal and…
Rebecca Elizabeth Chalkley  photo Rebecca Elizabeth Chalkley Rebecca specialises in all areas of financial crime and commercial wrong-doing. Advising…
Zoe Chapman  photo Zoe Chapman Zoë enjoys a busy practice both defending and prosecuting in the Crown…
Valerie Charbit  photo Valerie Charbit Valerie’s diverse practice spans serious criminal cases involving sexual offences and murder/manslaughter,…
Allison Clare  photo Allison Clare Allison heads the Red Lion Chambers Fraud & Corruption Practice Group and…
David Claxton  photo David Claxton David’s practice is focused on companies and individuals facing allegations of criminal…
Shane Collery photo Shane ColleryShane Collery brings a highly unusual combination of skills and understanding of…
Rosina Cottage photo Rosina CottageHigh profile trial work is the core of Rosina’s practice. A Silk…
Rufus D Rufus D"Cruz Rufus D’Cruz is an able, experienced leading junior who is instructed to…
Mathew Dance  photo Mathew Dance Mathew is instructed as both leading and junior counsel for the defence,…
Tom Davies  photo Tom Davies Tom has a range of experience as a junior practitioner acting on…
Felicia Davy  photo Felicia Davy Cited as a leading junior in General Crime by Chambers UK and…
Jennifer Dempster photo Jennifer DempsterJenni Dempster QC has been in full time practice for almost 30…
Michael Epstein  photo Michael Epstein Over the last few years Michael Epstein has focused solely on heavy…
David (Charles Lynch) QC Etherington photo David (Charles Lynch) QC EtheringtonSerious and complex general crime and serious and complex fraud including Murder,…
Paul Evans  photo Paul Evans Paul has significant experience and expertise in providing advice and advocacy in…
Alistair Fell  photo Alistair Fell Alistair is a proficient criminal practitioner with substantial experience of prosecuting and…
Jonathan Fisher photo Jonathan FisherSpecialises in financial crime and corporate crime cases, in particular, involving money…
Tom Forster photo Tom ForsterSpecialist in financial and general crime: human rights and public law: professional…
Emma Gargitter  photo Emma Gargitter Emma practises in criminal, regulatory and public law. She combines an eye…
Serena Gates  photo 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…
Michael Goodwin photo Michael GoodwinMichael Goodwin QC is highly regarded as an expert in business and…
Nicholas Hall  photo Nicholas Hall Nicholas is a determined barrister and a fierce advocate. He is regularly…
Joanna Hardy  photo Joanna Hardy Recent instructions as sole defence counsel include attempted murder [firearms], attempted murder…
Andrew Herd  photo Andrew Herd Andrew is a criminal and regulatory barrister. He is able to provide…
James Holland  photo James Holland James is a criminal defence practitioner, a specialist at defending highly complex…
Laura Hoyano  photo Laura Hoyano After many years of trial and appellate advocacy experience at the Canadian…
Barnaby Jameson photo Barnaby JamesonBarnaby Jameson is a sought after barrister based predominantly at the Old…
Carey Johnston photo Carey JohnstonOriginating from a common law background, Carey Johnston QC practice principally covers…
Gillian Jones photo Gillian JonesListed in the Hot 100 list 2021 by The Lawyer Magazine. Winner…
Riel M Karmy-Jones photo Riel M Karmy-Jones“A renowned barrister best known for acting in cases in the murky…
Priya Khanna  photo Priya Khanna Priya Khanna has over 16 years of experience in prosecution and defence…
Tim Kiely  photo Tim Kiely Tim manages a busy criminal practice across a wide range of matters…
Francesca Kirby  photo Francesca Kirby Francesca has a busy criminal practice defending and prosecuting a broad range…
Patricia Londono  photo Patricia Londono Crime, Regulatory Crime, Professional Discipline, Human Rights, Public Law.
John Lyons  photo John Lyons John Lyons specialises exclusively in criminal defence, in particular white collar crime…
Klentiana Mahmutaj  photo Klentiana Mahmutaj Klentiana practises in criminal law, human rights and international arbitration, with a…
David Malone  photo David Malone “A dedicated and impassioned criminal defence advocate. He has always displayed a…
Andrew Marshall  photo Andrew Marshall . Andrew Marshall is a committed and highly-experienced barrister sought both for…
Ian McLoughlin  photo Ian McLoughlin Ian has built a reputation as a leading junior who both prosecutes…
Sailesh Mehta  photo Sailesh Mehta Sailesh defends and prosecutes high-profile, complex and law-defining cases. Directories have cited…
David Miller  photo David Miller David Miller is a defence advocate with detailed knowledge of police procedure…
Laura  Jane Miller  photo Laura Jane Miller Laura is a dedicated criminal practitioner who has spent 10 years working…
Ken Millett  photo Ken Millett Ken,  has for many years been an experienced leading junior in all…
Brendan Morris  photo Brendan Morris . Brendan Morris is a criminal law practitioner with extensive experience of…
Rachel Naylor  photo Rachel Naylor Rachel practises in serious crime and public law. She combines an eye…
Michelle Nelson photo Michelle NelsonMichelle specialises in general crime, advising, defending and prosecuting. She maintains a…
Naomi Philippa Parsons  photo Naomi Philippa Parsons Naomi acts in criminal, regulatory and public law cases. In recent years,…
Genevieve Reed  photo Genevieve Reed Genevieve is a tenacious barrister with excellent advocacy skills. She appears in…
Stephen Requena  photo Stephen Requena Stephen has a wealth of experience in defending and prosecuting fraud and…
Marcus Rickard  photo Marcus Rickard Marcus has an accomplished set of skills plus commercial experience which is…
Aimee Riese  photo Aimee Riese Aimee provides advice and representation in criminal and public law cases. She…
Sam Roake  photo Sam Roake Sam is a specialist in fraud and financial crime, with a particular…
Daniel Robinson  photo Daniel Robinson Daniel has built a broad practice encompassing crime, road traffic and regulatory…
Bethan Rogers  photo Bethan Rogers Bethan has a busy criminal practice, in both prosecution and defence work.…
Faye Rolfe  photo Faye Rolfe Faye is a determined advocate with an eye for detail. She has…
Lauren Sales  photo Lauren Sales The hallmarks of Lauren’s advocacy are preparation and determination. She is a…
Leo Seelig photo Leo SeeligLeo advises on and appears in complex, sensitive criminal litigation. He specialises…
Jamie Sharma  photo Jamie Sharma Jamie Sharma practices in five principal areas of law: Global Investigations Financial…
Tony Shaw photo Tony ShawTony Shaw QC is ‘an exceptional white-collar crime barrister whose advice is…
Janine Sheff  photo Janine Sheff Janine has excellent communication skills and detailed knowledge built up over 30…
Michael Skelley  photo Michael Skelley Michael Skelley has established a reputation as an accomplished jury advocate. He…
Richard Sutton photo Richard SuttonOwing to his vast experience and consequential deep understanding of the criminal…
Nina Tavakoli  photo Nina Tavakoli Nina specialises in international and domestic criminal law and inquiries. She has…
Daniel David Taylor  photo Daniel David Taylor Dan is a robust and tenacious advocate, with experience of defending and…
Lori Tucker  photo Lori Tucker Lori joined chambers in 2010, bringing with her 24 years’ experience as…
Edmund Vickers photo Edmund VickersEd Vickers QC is described as having “a first-class legal mind allied…
Marilyn Vitte  photo Marilyn Vitte Marilyn provides advice and representation in all areas of criminal and regulatory…
David Walbank photo David WalbankHaving historically had conduct of many of the most serious and sensitive…
Hannah Willcocks  photo Hannah Willcocks Hannah practises in all areas of crime with a particular focus on…
Adam Wiseman photo Adam WisemanAdam Wiseman specialises in Crime, Fraud, Inquests, Public Inquiries, Financial Regulation and…
Robert Woodcock photo Robert WoodcockRobert Woodcock QC has nearly 40 years of criminal law experience. He…
David Young  photo David Young David is a highly accomplished barrister, who has consistently defended in high…
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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.