Mr David (Charles Lynch) QC Etherington QC > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers


Serious and complex general crime and serious and complex fraud including Murder, Drugs, Sexual Offences, Conspiracy, Corporate Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Money Laundering, Corruption and associated offences. Major recent cases include R. v. Stephen Port (quadruple Murder), Operation Amazon (tax fraud), R. v. Griffiths (major historical sex case) and continuing pre-charge advisory work in potential overseas frauds. Defended in gangland murder (R. v. Paulinho Paulo) in 2019 and domestic murder (R. v. Scott Clifford). Sits as a Recorder of the Crown Court and is Chancellor (Consistory Court) of two Dioceses. Well known for television advisory work, dramas such as “Kavanagh QC” and “Judge John Deed” and docudramas such as Channel 4’s “The Trial: Murder in the Family”. Former legal assessor to General Dental Council and General Optical Council and former Chairman of the Bar’s Professional Conduct Committee. Undertakes professional disciplinary work.


Year of call: 1979; Inn: Middle Temple; Year made QC : 1998; Recorder 2000 – continuing;
Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Council: 1997-2004;
Chairman 2003-4 Professional Practice
Committee of the Bar Council 2005-2007 as Chairman
Sometime Legal Assessor to the General Optical Council, General Dental Council Chancellor of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich 2010 – continuing Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Ely 2012 – continuing Deputy Chancellor Diocese of Norwich 2005-2007 Legal Adviser: Kavanagh QC, Judge John Deed, The Brief, Wing and a Prayer, and others. Head of Chambers, Red Lion Chambers: 2005-2012


Memberships held: CBA, S-E Circuit Current directorships: 5KBW, Trustee Emily Jordan Foundation, Trustee Oxford School of Drama


Keble College Oxford BA 1976, MA 2000 (Jurisprudence Class II), Diploma of Public and Social Administration (Oxon) [Distinction].

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

David Etherington QCRed Lion ChambersPresence, presentation, panache, precision and persuasiveness. He is a great cross-examiner.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

David Etherington QCRed Lion ChambersDavid is an exceptional barrister in every sense. He has a superb legal mind which distills complex legal issues into simple and concise arguments. He is one of the finest jury advocates that I have seen, expert in all that he does especially in cross-examination as well as in his closing speeches.