Ms Rebecca Elizabeth Chalkley > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers


Rebecca specialises in all areas of financial crime and commercial wrong-doing.

Her areas of expertise include Insider Dealing, Bribery & Corruption (international and domestic), legal professional privilege, money laundering and Tax Fraud (direct and indirect), fraudulent trading, financial vehicles and the full spectrum of frauds. She is regularly instructed in matters of complexity and sensitivity, and often with an international dimension.

She has been instructed in two cases which resulted in Deferred Prosecutions Agreements (DPA). Including the largest to date.

She is Standing Counsel to the Department for Business & the Insolvency Service and consequently advices the department on the most complicated issues of policy and their prosecutions. She has a vast experience of Bankruptcy and Liquidation and prosecutions under the Insolvency Act and Directorship Offences.

She has been instructed in some of the largest Private Prosecutions that have appeared in the UK courts. She has acted in these for both individuals and corporates.

She has considerable expertise in all matters connected to disclosure and Legal Professional Privilege.

She is frequently instructed in regulatory and quasi-criminal matters on cases involving breaches of professional regulations and on behalf of regulatory bodies. This includes the Health & Safety Executive, The Environment Agency, The Financial Conduct Authority and the General Medical Council.

She is consistently instructed in extradition cases. This includes cases involving the USA, the Russian Federation and Bermuda.

She is instructed by various government departments in cases before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).
She was instructed by the Government, in the “Kamoka” litigation, concerning allegations of rendition and ill treatment sustained in Libya, brought against the British Government.


Year of call: 1999 Inn: Middle Temple 2006: Attorney General’s Prosecutor- List B 2012: CPS Prosecutor (London & SE & W Circuits)- Grade 3 2012: Regulatory List of Health & Safety Executive, Office of Rail Regulation and Environment Agency- B List 2013: CPS Specialist Advocates Panels for Serious Crime and Fraud-Grade 3 2013: SFO Prosecution Panel-A List


Criminal Bar Association South Eastern Circuit Regulatory Lawyers Association Young Fraud Lawyers Association St Hilda’s College, Oxford Law Network Publications of note: Contributed to the General Council of the Bar & Criminal Bar Association response to the Review by Lord Justice Auld of the Criminal Courts. In 2008 co-authored a paper for the Judicial Studies Board on Part 1 of RIPA 2000. In 2012 drafted the CPS Guidance Notes for the prosecution of VAT frauds. In 2012 invited by Lord Justice Gross to take part in a discussion group as part of his review of sanctions for disclosure failures. This culminated in a report ”Further Review of Disclosure in Criminal Proceedings: sanctions for disclosure failure” written by Lord Justice Gross & Lord Justice Treacy.


Claremont Fan Court 1993-97: University of Oxford- Experimental Psychology (MA. Hons. Oxon.). 1997-1998:City University-CPE. 1998-1999: Inns of Court School of Law- Bar Finals. 1999: Awarded The Queen Mother’s Scholarship by Middle Temple. 1999: Called to the Bar, Middle Temple.


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Rebecca ChalkleyRed Lion ChambersDetail-oriented and committed.