Mr Sailesh Mehta > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers


Sailesh Mehta prosecutes and defends in some of the most complex cases in the Crown Courts and Appellate Court. He sits as a Recorder (part-time Crown Court Judge). He has been described in legal directories as a “heavyweight” and “charismatic” advocate who commands the respect of Judges and opponents. He is known for providing strategic and robust advice which is often decisive of a case.

Although Sailesh specialises in regulatory law, his recent high-profile cases include: terrorism (British soldier charged with disseminating State secrets to enemies); murder (county lines drugs feud); people-trafficking (part of a drugs conspiracy); stalking (involving a well-known political figure); malicious communications (a senior navy officer who allegedly made a bomb hoax call to a nuclear submarine site).


Called 1986 (Lincolns Inn); Recorder of the Crown Court.


Lectures Judges and lawyers internationally on environmental, fire and Health & Safety law; writes for national and legal media.

Editorial Board Member of “Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification”.


Bar Human Rights Committee (founding member)

Society of Asian Lawyers (founding member)

Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association (HSLA)

Elected Member of the Bar Council (2010 -2013)

Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee (2010 – 2013)

Chair of the Trustees of the BLD Foundation (2015-2016)

Trustee of Civitas Maxima (United Kingdom) Trust (2017) a UK charity which assists victims of torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity by gathering evidence which will assist in bringing the perpetrators of such crimes to justice.


LLB (Hons) in Law: Manchester University

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Health and safety

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sailesh MehtaRed Lion ChambersA charismatic barrister. Timely and meticulous preparation of court papers. Quick to respond to the frequent requests for advice.

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sailesh MehtaRed Lion ChambersHe has great strategic awareness and knowledge of criminal environmental law and can apply his vast experience to many situations.