Tony Shaw KC > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers


Described as having a reputation as one of the country’s pre-eminent fraud practitioners and a brilliant lawyer, who puts his life and soul into his cases, Tony Shaw KC has been mentioned or ranked every year in the field of Fraud by annual directories since 1989. His practice in serious Business Crime & Fraud, corporate and financial crime is extensive.

It pre-dates the creation of the SFO and the FSA/FCA, when he was instructed as a junior to represent the principal defendant in the SFO’s first major trial (Guinness). He is said to be a highly convincing jury advocate with a nice touch with judges and juries.

Tony principally defends, although he has also prosecuted for the SFO and the FCA. His legal expertise is wide. He is said to be scholarly and intellectual.  For many years he has written for and edited some of the leading publications in corporate crime, serious fraud and conspiracy, including Archbold, OUP’s Fraud loose-leaf and Practical Law’s Business Crime and Investigations.

Tony strongly believes in the benefits of working as part of a team. He works very closely with solicitors and always complements the work they have done. He is very good at using new technology to aid case management and is technologically savvy.

He is analytical, commercially focused, attentive to business and client objectives, and extremely user friendly. He advises corporate clients on internal investigations into financial crime and corruption issues arising both at home and abroad.


Year of call: 1975 Inn: Middle Temple

Major History Scholar, Trinity College, Oxford;

Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple;

King’s Counsel, 1994;

Assistant Recorder, 1998;

Recorder, 2000-07;

Bencher, Middle Temple 2003.


Archbold: Criminal Pleadings Evidence and Practice, Sweet & Maxwell, 1989 to date, contributing editor

Ormerod & Montgomery on Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure, OUP, 2008 to date, contributor and Deputy Editor

Conspiracy to Defraud, Practical Law, co-author

Legal professional privilege: the crime-fraud exception and its application in criminal proceedings, Practical Law, co-author

Statutory conspiracies, Practical Law, co-author

Conspiracy: the agreement, Practical Law, co-author

Right of silence at investigation and trial, Practical Law, co-author

Parties to a conspiracy, Practical Law, co-author

‘Money Laundering and High Value Dealers’, Red Lion Chambers seminar, 2017

‘When is Financial Market Trading Criminal?’, Red Lion Chambers seminar, 2016, involving TV Edwards

R. v. R: Disclosure and Case Management, FLA and FFF, 2016

Complex and Lengthy Trials, Justice Sub-Committee member, 2015






Middle Temple

South Eastern Circuit


Kings School, Canterbury Trinity College Oxford (History Scholar); BA Juris 1970