Mr Max Baines > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Max is ranked as a Leading Junior in financial crime, business and regulatory crime (including global investigations), and sport.

A specialist in serious crime and fraud, both prosecuting and defending, Max has been instructed in some of the most complex and high-profile cases in recent years including LIBOR and Forex. Over the last decade Max has appeared in cases ranging across the criminal spectrum, including homicide, organised crime, drug conspiracies and serious violence. He also has experience in private prosecutions.

Max is a member of the SFO’s A panel and a level 4 prosecutor for the CPS. He is also a level 4 member of the CPS Specialist Panels for both Fraud and Serious Crime, and a level 3 member of the Counter Terrorism Panel.

Max is also a leading practitioner in the Sports arena. He is regularly instructed to represent The Football Association in matters of professional discipline and has appeared on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority. He is additionally an advisor to UK Anti-Doping and has undertaken work for the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League.


Year of call: 2005 Inn: Lincoln’s Junior Counsel Appointed as a Grade 3 level advocate for the CPS

Appointed to the Serious Fraud Office B-list advocates panel

Appointed to the The FA Anti-Discrimination Chairman’s Panel (judicial post)


French (fluent); Italian (conversational)


Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Fraud Lawyers

Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

Contributor to Fraud: Law, Practice & Procedure (Butterworths)


Eton College Oxford University (1997-2001: Classics – second class)
City University (2002-2003: post-graduate diploma in law)
Inns of Court School of Law (2003-2004 Bar Vocational Course – very competent)


sailing, theatre

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Max BainesRed Lion ChambersMax is very bright and able to quickly grasp issues and suggest solutions. He is also personable, accommodating and easy to work with.