Mr Jeremy Keith Benson QC > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Jeremy is recommended by all who instruct him. He both prosecutes and defends at the highest level.   His practice encompasses all serious crime, including, homicide, complex fraud, trademark and copyright piracy, sexual and drug offences. He is adept at fact and law heavy, multifarious cases such as those involving, human rights, detailed scientific and medical evidence, multiple defendants, young defendants or those with mental health issues. He is known for his sensitivity to lay clients and ability to take control of a case within a short period of time. His expertise extends into the civil arena.  He has developed a substantial tax, regulatory and fraud practice. He appears regularly on behalf of HMRC in large scale VAT matters in the Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber). He has recently been involved in a number of judicial review cases in the Divisional Court dealing with procedural failures in the criminal courts. Those judgments have now been incorporated into the Criminal Procedure Rules.

Career

Year of call: 1978 Inn: Middle Temple Year made QC : 2001 Assistant Recorder 1994 Recorder 1997 Middle Temple Bencher 2002

Education

City Of London Boys School Essex University, St Peters College Saltley, Inns Of Court School of Law. B.A. 1973, PGCE 1974, Bar Finals 1978

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

(Tax: VAT - Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Jeremy Benson QCRed Lion ChambersAn exceptional advocate.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jeremy Benson QCRed Lion ChambersA very pragmatic and measured approach. A refreshing willingness to collaborate with the instructing solicitor on strategy. A genuine desire to assist and is incredibly approachable and available! In court able to offer succinct and clear arguments with gravitas.