Mr Tom Forster QC > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers
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Specialist in financial and general crime: human rights and public law: professional regulation. Financial Crime: instructed across a full range of business crime cases including complex tax evasion, corruption [DPA Agreements], insider dealing, cartels and money laundering including professionals’ obligations under AML Regulations. Expert in the field of the recovery of the proceeds of crime with a particular emphasis on restraint and civil recovery. Clients include companies, banks, senior executives, traders, bankers, solicitors, politicians, regulators and prosecutors. General crime: expert in homicide cases with strong track record dealing with cases of corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter along with fatality cases in the sphere of health and safety prosecutions. Human Rights and public law: extensive experience representing claimants and respondents in judicial review actions with a focus on work as a Special Advocate in cases involving national security including challenges before SIAC, private law claims for damages, judicial review actions and TPIMs. Professional Regulation: proven track record in representing and advising in complex and sensitive cases in the fields of legal and medical professional regulation and anti-doping in sports. Clients include the BSB, GMC and UK Anti-Doping.


Silk 2018 Year of call: 1993 Inn: Inner 2010: Attorney-General re-appointed Tom as a Special Advocate (SIAC); 2011: CPS Panel grade 4: Fraud, Asset Recovery, Organised Crime Panels; 2012: A-G Regulatory List Panel B; 2012: Appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court; 2013: SFO A Panel


Memberships held: CBA / Regulatory Lawyers Association Current directorships: 5KBW Ltd Publications of note: Fraud: Practice and Procedure (Lexis Nexis)


Merchant Taylors’ School London School of Economics LLB (2.1): 1998-91

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Tom Forster QCRed Lion ChambersIncredibly easy-going, with a charming manner that belies a highly academic and tenacious mind.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Tom Forster QCRed Lion ChambersA driven and committed advocate, who thrives in the pressure of big cases. He is extremely hard working and his case management is second to none.