Set Profile > Red Lion Chambers > Chelmsford, England

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers
THORNWOOD HOUSE, 102 NEW LONDON ROAD
CHELMSFORD
CM2 0RG
England

Crime Tier 1

The 'superb' Red Lion Chambers 'is a top quality criminal set' with 'excellent barristers at every level'. The set reports an uptick in drugs and homicide cases, and continues to handle a high number of modern slavery, human trafficking and sexual offences matters. Riel Karmy-Jones QC defended Kelly King, the sole female defendant in a multi-defendant trial for the drugs-related murder of Courtney Valentine-Brown; King was acquitted of murder but received a conviction for manslaughter. Among the juniors, Serena Gates prosecuted members of a county lines drugs conspiracy, which involved the trafficking of children to supply drugs.

Leading Silks

Rosina Cottage QC - Red Lion ChambersRosina brings the highest levels of emotional intelligence to her work, giving her a clear advantage in reading juries and tribunals of all kinds. She is unfailingly diligent and thorough, whilst building excellent working relationships with all other parties in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Riel Karmy-Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersShe is a wise and experienced advocate respected by all and handles the worst case scenarios in court with a calm and measured approach. Her knowledge of the law and the manner in which she analyses and applies it places her quite rightly as one of the leaders of the field in sex cases and human trafficking and modern slavery. She is an outstanding jury advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Etherington QC - Red 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.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeremy Benson QC - Red 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.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edmund Vickers QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is particular about his preparation and has that talent in silk of taking points that others might dismiss on first blush and pushing them successfully through the style of his advocacy and the confidence of his understanding of the law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kate Bex QC - Red Lion ChambersKate is a barrister who wakes up the court. Utterly fearless she will take on judge, co-defender, prosecutor, witness without a tremor. Her case preparation is phenomenal and she believes in exploring all the evidence. Fiercely protective of her client, solicitor and junior she is nevertheless a brave and shrewd tactician.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersGillian is a highly persuasive advocate, hugely respected by judges and colleagues, and an outstanding leader. She is particularly experienced in managing vast cases, always leading from the front and always a step ahead of her opponents. She is also an excellent lawyer with sound judgment, who is formidable in court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jennifer Dempster QC - Red Lion ChambersA powerful and accomplished advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Forster QC - Red Lion ChambersA driven and committed advocate, who thrives in the pressure of big cases. He is extremely hard working and his case management is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Michelle Nelson QC - Red Lion ChambersA top-class silk who sees the bigger picture and the fine detail, and has complete, calm command of both. Excellent drafting skills and highly persuasive in their written submissions. Hard working, proactive and pragmatic.
Christopher Paxton QC - Red Lion ChambersA passionate, enthusiastic prosecutor excellent at fostering a team spirit.

Leading Juniors

Paul Evans - Red Lion ChambersStrong advocacy and can be given the responsibility of holding the reins in big and difficult cases. Excellent communication skills particularly with instructing solicitors. Huge appetite for work and manages to balance a very large caseload. Just great to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Joanna Hardy - Red Lion ChambersAn absolute star whose high profile is well deserved. A skilled advocate who works exceptionally hard, winning the trust of judges and juries alike. She is an incredible mentor to many solicitors and barristers; both formally and informally. She is someone I look up to as a person and a lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian McLoughlin - Red Lion ChambersI am always impressed by the ease with which he handles all comers and obstacles. He is an extremely smooth advocate and his arguments are always well founded and principled. He never takes a bad point and when prosecuting you know you have a redoubtable opponent but always principled and fair one.
Ranked: Tier 2
Felicia Davy - Red Lion ChambersShe is a first-class junior. Very thorough and organised. Good with her leader to whom she will give the best possible solutions to any issue in the trial. I found her refreshingly independent minded and an able and nerveless advocate. She takes her role as counsel very seriously and forms excellent working relationships with solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Malone - Red Lion ChambersA dedicated and impassioned criminal defence advocate. He has always displayed a very analytical and quick thinking mind, with brilliantly tailored advice. One of his best strengths is also the immediate and impactful presence with the client.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Skelley - Red Lion ChambersFantastic knowledge of the law. Early and enthusiastic engagement with solicitor. Strategic, smart, frank, and thorough. Tactics that always make sense. Good with clients, and respected by Judges and Prosecutors.
Ranked: Tier 3
Serena Gates - Red Lion ChambersAs well as an impressive forensic approach she also has an effective and persuasive style of advocacy. This combined with an entirely sensible and reasonable approach makes her an extremely effective advocate and a formidable prosecutor.
Ranked: Tier 4

Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Red Lion Chambers is a heavyweight criminal set in East Anglia, with its barristers frequently instructed in murder, organised crime and sexual offences cases. Christopher Paxton QC led the prosecution in a highly complex murder trial, concerning a man who received over 70 blows before his body was set on fire - there were no witnesses to the offence, and the conviction was based primarily on circumstantial evidence and a partial confession. In another case, Jane Oldfield prosecuted a mother and father who were convicted of causing serious injuries to their twin babies; both defendants blamed each other and denied knowledge of the injuries.

Leading Silks

Christopher Paxton QC - Red Lion ChambersAbsolutely a go-to silk at the criminal Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Spence QC - Red Lion ChambersHis friendly demeanour is utterly disarming and allows him to get the best out of witnesses whether prosecuting or defending.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersShe is exceptional and demonstrates excellence at every turn.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldfield - Red Lion ChambersShe is an excellent lawyer who has extensive experience in her field, excellent legal knowledge and a strong character that allows her to deal with complex cases and issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Edward Renvoize - Red Lion ChambersIn court he is simply one of the most impressive juniors currently practising in East Anglia.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Thompson - Red Lion ChambersGreat with clients - patient at explaining things and a very persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Dyble - Red Lion ChambersHe inspires instant confidence in conference and backs this up with his performance in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Cyrus Shroff - Red Lion ChambersHe is an exceptionally able barrister who is extremely hardworking and very effective in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Noel Casey - Red Lion ChambersHe is well-suited to fraud work as his thorough approach marries with the level of detail it requires.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Sorel-Cameron - Red Lion ChambersHe has superb intellectual ability supported by a real talent for advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3

Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersA succinct, logical and innovative silk.
Ranked: Tier 1

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 2

Red Lion Chambers' members defend and prosecute across a spectrum of business crime matters, with recent instructions involving SFO investigations, bribery, and corruption cases. Michael Goodwin QC appeared in SFO v Serco Geografix Ltd, regarding the SFO's investigation into the company concerning alleged corporate fraud; in July 2019 Serco Geografix entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and received a £22m fine. In March 2020 Allison Clare QC took silk strengthening chambers at the senior end.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersExtremely experienced in handling cases involving bribery and corruption.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersA silk who is unafraid of a challenge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Antony Shaw QC - Red Lion ChambersAn intellectual powerhouse.
Ranked: Tier 2

2019 Silks

Michael Goodwin QC - Red Lion ChambersClever, organised, calm and a class act in the courtroom.

2020 Silks

Allison Clare QC - Red Lion ChambersShe has an incisive mind and authoritative approach to cases.

Leading Juniors

Trevor Archer - Red Lion ChambersCalm, hardworking, and well prepared.
Ranked: Tier 3
Faras Baloch - Red Lion ChambersHe can hold his own against silks.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: crime Tier 2

'A strong set, with particularly good silks' Red Lion Chambers' members have been kept particularly busy handling private prosecution work; in this space, Gillian Jones QC continues to act in a long-running private prosecution concerning alleged international property fraud and forgery of company documents. In recent news for the set, March 2020 saw Cameron Brown QC elevated to silk, while Tim Godfrey was appointed to the district bench. Solicitors praise the set for its training programmes which 'are delivered to a high standard on complex legal issues'.

Leading Silks

Jane Bewsey QC - Red Lion ChambersA consummate prosecutor, fair, thorough and in cross-examination often the undoing of even the cleverest witness.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Etherington QC - Red Lion ChambersPresence, presentation, panache, precision and persuasiveness. He is a great cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe is tough yet charming advocate, with a compelling courtroom presence that commands judicial respect.
Ranked: Tier 3

Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion Chambers ‘One of the best barristers in the country. Always on top of the detail.

Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Forster QC - Red Lion ChambersIncredibly easy-going, with a charming manner that belies a highly academic and tenacious mind.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Walbank QC - Red Lion ChambersIn court he is utterly dogged, and will pursue any point he feels will assist his case, especially in cross-examination. He takes no prisoners and, if you are in a case against him, prepare to be battered, bruised and charmed by the end of it.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Michael Goodwin QC - Red Lion ChambersMichael is a serious heavy-hitter in criminal fraud. He combines a powerful intellect with a measured and effective advocacy style.

2020 Silks

Cameron Brown QC - Red Lion ChambersA superb advocate who is calm, strategic and a formidable opponent.

Leading Juniors

Tom Payne - Red Lion ChambersA serene and sure-footed court performer.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Chalkley - Red Lion ChambersFearless in court, and unafraid of making difficult decisions.
Ranked: Tier 3
Felicia Davy - Red Lion ChambersA go-to junior for serious fraud cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

International crime and extradition

Leading Juniors

Nina Tavakoli - Red Lion ChambersNina’s intelligence and intuition for identifying strengths and weaknesses and strategies for utilising them is impressive. She’s an excellent legal drafter, who developed comprehensive and in-depth arguments on an extremely complicated topic with a small team on a very tight timeline. Her knowledge of international criminal law and ability to get on top of new legal issues, and her patience in dealing with the more difficult aspects of the process, is an absolute asset.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Young - Red Lion Chambersa very competent, experienced and professional barrister. He is a measured and thoughtful lawyer who is well respected by the Judges and opposing counsel.
Ranked: Tier 2

Financial services regulation

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion Chambers ‘He is a tough yet charming advocate, with a compelling courtroom presence that commands judicial respect.

Ranked: Tier 2

Fraud: civil

Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersHe has an extremely deep knowledge of the law around money laundering and all kinds of financial wrongdoing that straddle criminal and civil fraud law.
Ranked: Tier 2

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Jonathan Fisher QC - Red Lion ChambersBoth charming and honest with clients. Quick to grasp a case and incisive in the advice he gives.
Ranked: Tier 2

Tax: VAT - Leading silks

Jeremy Benson QC - Red Lion ChambersAn exceptional advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

Health and safety

Leading Juniors

Valerie Charbit - Red Lion ChambersValerie is an experienced health & safety advocate and has a long and successful track record in this field. She is meticulous in her case preparation and is excellent with clients. Clients watching her in court, never fail to express how impressed they are. It is a combination of her understanding of their case and the ability to tenaciously fight their corner when required that they pick up on.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sailesh Mehta - Red Lion ChambersA charismatic barrister. Timely and meticulous preparation of court papers. Quick to respond to the frequent requests for advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldfield - Red Lion ChambersJane is an outstanding advocate. When assessing and presenting a case, she has an innate ability to cut through the irrelevant and focus on key issues. She strikes a perfect balance between approachability and delivering balanced, legally sound and understandable advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Sport

Leading Juniors

Max Baines - Red Lion ChambersMax is very bright and able to quickly grasp issues and suggest solutions. He is also personable, accommodating and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3

Environment

Leading Juniors

Sailesh Mehta - Red Lion ChambersHe has great strategic awareness and knowledge of criminal environmental law and can apply his vast experience to many situations.
Ranked: Tier 3

Set overviews: England and Wales

Red Lion Chambers continues to prosecute and defend in some of the most serious criminal cases, covering all manners of offences in London elsewhere from both London chambers and an office in Chelmsford. Allison Clare  and Cameron Brown  are 2020 silk appointments. The set has formed RL Consulting, a separate entity which adds policy and internal investigation expertise both from former members of chambers and other luminaries including as former High Court judge Dame Linda Dobbs and former Metropolitan Police anti-terror specialist Sir Mark Rowley.

Testimonials

Clerks:

A large clerks room, bearing in mind that there are over 100 members; always polite and efficient and having a positive and long standing relationship with the courts/list officers.

All the clerks are excellent but both Mark Bennett and Nick Parkinson bring a real drive to the team, both are very capable and approachable always striving to help resolve issues .

Clerks clearly have a very close knit team that work extremely well together. Great communication skills and their care for the firm’s needs is impressive.

Mark Bennett is the best clerk in the country in an understated but authoritative approach. Completely trustworthy and a man of his word. There is no better.

Excellent – Nick (Parkinson) is always outstandingly professional and is always happy to go the extra mile to ensure matters proceed smoothly.

Responsive, knowledgeable and they leave you confident that you are in good hands.

I have found all the Clerks to be professional and highly trained.

In the same way as the members have adapted to the changing face of the bar, the clerk’s room has organized itself to meet these challenges. The support provided by the senior clerk, Mark Bennett, and Nick Parkinson both in the individual practices of the members and in the general administration of chambers is exemplary.

Speaking to the clerks at Red Lion Court – in particular Nick Parkinson – is always an absolute pleasure. He is always quick to respond and is clear and transparent in all his dealings.

The clerks are responsive and knowledgeable. I have followed their recommendations for counsel and am yet to be disappointed – they have an ability to put the right counsel on the right case.

The service that I have received has been second to none. Nothing is to much trouble and the clerks from top to bottom are pleasant and friendly. I don’t want to be schmoozed and the clerking at Red Lion Court suits me perfectly!

Set:

A stand out set with a breadth of talent from top to bottom both defending and prosecuting. A go to set whose members are seen in many of the most high profile cases. A leader in the field.

An outstanding, multi-talented and forward thinking diverse set, containing top of the tree advocates and practitioners.

Chambers has a fantastic reputation and a significant number of very well respected counsel. It is an immaculately run operation and the barristers and clerks work together extremely well. They are a go to set for heavyweight crime.

I don’t think that there is a set to compare with Red Lion Court. There are really excellent barristers at every level and all very easy to work with. All of the barristers that I have instructed have been able to relate to every sort of client. They have run a series of lectures with an opportunity to meet up socially afterwards which is a really good way to meet barristers that do work for you in person and also to meet barristers that you may have considered but didn’t know much about.

For 18 years, Red Lion Chambers have consistently made my job much easier, and my clients have hugely benefitted from their expertise. I continue to vote with my feet because it is obviously in my clients’ best interests to do so.

Great set with ever growing presence in the area. Top quality juniors showing real promise. A set which will continue to thrive.

I work with Red Lion Chambers a great deal. As a set, they are all incredibly hard working, kind and thoughtful. Some of the countries best barristers belong to RLC.

Red Lion Chambers continues to grow from strength to strength. The set has attracted a large number of applications for tenancy from the wider profession which is a testament to their general progression and levels of excellence.

The set has recently launched a lecture series which is perhaps unprecedented. These events are invaluable to the solicitors’ profession in terms of continued professional development and are very much highly regarded.

Red Lion Chambers has fast become our ‘go-to’ for advice on (difficult) criminal matters. Their expertise in both prosecution and defence means they often give a very nuanced and balanced perspective. The Counsel that we have worked with there always seem open to thinking outside the box, and unafraid of a challenge.

Red Lion Court is first rate for corporate crime and fraud. We have had several barristers working with us and all have been intelligent, hard working and bring value to any case.

Red Lion is a very smoothly run operation.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Red Lion Chambers is a heavyweight criminal set in East Anglia, with its barristers frequently instructed in murder, organised crime and sexual offences cases. Christopher Paxton QC led the prosecution in a highly complex murder trial, concerning a man who received over 70 blows before his body was set on fire - there were no witnesses to the offence, and the conviction was based primarily on circumstantial evidence and a partial confession. In another case, Jane Oldfield prosecuted a mother and father who were convicted of causing serious injuries to their twin babies; both defendants blamed each other and denied knowledge of the injuries.

Leading Silks

Christopher Paxton QC - Red Lion ChambersAbsolutely a go-to silk at the criminal Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Spence QC - Red Lion ChambersHis friendly demeanour is utterly disarming and allows him to get the best out of witnesses whether prosecuting or defending.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gillian Jones QC - Red Lion ChambersShe is exceptional and demonstrates excellence at every turn.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldfield - Red Lion ChambersShe is an excellent lawyer who has extensive experience in her field, excellent legal knowledge and a strong character that allows her to deal with complex cases and issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Edward Renvoize - Red Lion ChambersIn court he is simply one of the most impressive juniors currently practising in East Anglia.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Thompson - Red Lion ChambersGreat with clients - patient at explaining things and a very persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Dyble - Red Lion ChambersHe inspires instant confidence in conference and backs this up with his performance in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Cyrus Shroff - Red Lion ChambersHe is an exceptionally able barrister who is extremely hardworking and very effective in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Noel Casey - Red Lion ChambersHe is well-suited to fraud work as his thorough approach marries with the level of detail it requires.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Sorel-Cameron - Red Lion ChambersHe has superb intellectual ability supported by a real talent for advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3

As a first port of call for heavyweight criminal and fraud cases, RLC has a formidable reputation as a leading set in criminal and regulatory law with members acting for both the defence and prosecution. Drawing on a 70-year history as a market leader, Chambers was named ‘Criminal Set of the Year 2018’ at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar awards, highly commended as ‘Specialist Chambers of the Year’ at The Lawyers Awards 2019 and ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2019.

With some of the finest expertise at the Bar, 24 Queen’s Counsel, 16 Crown Court Recorders, and many contributors to or editors of  leading criminal works, the set provides an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience and expertise. Chambers specialises in cases concerning financial crime, serious fraud, corruption, proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture, regulatory law, professional discipline, inquests and inquiries, public law and all aspects of serious crime and international criminal law. At the core of the set’s principles is a commitment to providing the highest quality of service to its clients, who are attracted by its members’ reputation for fearless highly skilled advocacy, hard work and dedication.

Former members include High Court and Crown judges, as well as a Director of Public Prosecutions, Chief Coroner, The Recorder of London, Director of the SFO and a General Counsel to the SFO.

 

WORK UNDERTAKEN

Corporate & Financial Crime: RLC has a longstanding history of excellence in the field of serious and complex financial crime, acting on behalf of both individuals and corporates, as well as being instructed by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority. Members have been instructed in all of the highest profile cases of the last few decades including: Airbus, Unaoil, LIBOR, ENRC, Barclays, G4S, Amazon, Serco, Rolls-Royce, GSK, BA, Tchenguiz, Pharmaceuticals, Blue Arrow, and Guinness.

Serious Crime: RLC has long been acknowledged as one of the leading sets here. Members are ‘leaders in their field’ in terrorism, homicide, serious sexual offences, modern day slavery and gang violence both in the Crown Court and Appellate jurisdictions appearing in cases including 21/7, the ‘phone hacking’ trials, Jeremy Bamber, Damilola Taylor, the Soham Case, Tony Martin, Max Clifford, and Dharmasena and Hussain (the first FGM case in the UK).

Public Inquiries & Inquests: Chambers has a strong presence in public inquiry work, including the Dobbs Review (LBG acquisition of HBOS), Undercover Policing Inquiry, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, London Bridge, Al-Sweady inquiry, 21/7 Inquiry, Chilcot/Iraq War inquiry and the ‘Bloody Sunday’ Inquiry. Members are also regularly instructed in high-profile inquests.

Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory: Members regularly provide advice and representation to Regulators across a wide range of professions and industries, including: GMC, GDC, GPC and NMC, as well as acting on behalf of Respondents, including accountants, medical professionals, teachers and entities such as hospital trusts.

Health & Safety, Environmental & Fire Law: Members are instructed in leading health & safety and environmental cases involving fatalities, serious injuries, and major incidents, and in prosecutions brought by the Health & Safety Executive, Environment Agency and local authorities.  Members have been at the forefront in this developing area of law offering expertise in diverse fields including construction and steel industry, motor racing, farming, railways, waterworks, rivers, waste, and the film industry.

International: Chambers has a leading international team who represent and advise individuals, victims, Governments, and corporates in jurisdictions around the world, including before international criminal courts involving allegations of genocide, war crimes and terrorism. Members also regularly provide advice to a range of Governmental and non-Governmental organisations. Recent high-profile work includes acting for the defence before The Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague concerning the assassination of Prime Minister Hariri, making Chambers the only UK set to both prosecute and defend in a major international trial. Chambers also successfully advised the Bangladeshi Non-Governmental Representatives in filing submissions at the ICC leading to a landmark ruling regarding the Rohingya crisis.

Public Law and Human Rights: Members have a strong reputation in providing expert advice and representation in the sphere of public law where it intersects with its established specialist practice areas.  There is a particular focus in cases involving issues of national security where members have been instructed in cases before SIAC, TPIMs and in both public law and private law proceedings involving closed material procedures of which the recent litigation in Kamoka and others is but one example.

RLConsulting is a new initiative associated with Chambers led by Dame Linda Dobbs, providing consulting services  including judicial and legal training, law and order sector reform, mediation and facilitation, conducting investigations/inquiries, policy design and implementation and public affairs/media guidance to law firms, governments, NGOs, corporations and institutions around the world. Consultants are senior and highly respected professionals including senior judges, police officers, academics, experts in both national and international justice, advisors to governments, corporations, and other organisations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Practice Director Mark Bennett mark.bennett@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6002
Deputy Practice Director Nick Parkinson nick.parkinson@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6003
Joint Head of Chambers Antony Shaw QC (1975) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Joint Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC (1996) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Sutton QC (1969) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Etherington QC (1979) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jeremy Benson QC (1978) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jonathan Fisher QC (1980) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Simon Spence QC (1985) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Robert Woodcock QC (1978) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jane Bewsey QC (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rosina Cottage QC (1988) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Riel Karmy-Jones QC (1995) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Kate Bex QC (1992) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Edmund Vickers QC (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Walbank QC (1987) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Shane Collery QC (1988) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jennifer Dempster QC (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Forster QC (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Barnaby Jameson QC (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Adam Wiseman QC (1994) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Christopher Paxton QC (1991) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michelle Nelson QC (1994) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Goodwin QC (1996) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Allison Clare QC (1992) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Cameron Brown QC (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lori Tucker (1982) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Janine Sheff (1983) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Cyrus Shroff (1983) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Brendan Morris (1985) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers John Lyons (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Marshall (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Sailesh Mehta (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Young (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Steven Dyble (1986) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Ken Millett (1988) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Beynon (1990) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Skelley (1991) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Thompson (1991) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Michael Epstein (1992) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Valerie Charbit (1992) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rufus D’Cruz (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nicola May (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Ian McLoughlin (1993) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Alistair Fell (1994) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Richard Kelly (1994) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Noel Casey (1995) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Stephen Rose (1995) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Wilson (1996) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Stephen Requena (1997) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Malone (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Miller (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Louis-Peter Moll (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Payne (1998) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rebecca Chalkley (1999) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Felicia Davy (2000) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marcus Rickard (2000) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Mathew Dance (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Serena Gates (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Paul Evans (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Priyadarshani Khanna (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Hannah Willcocks (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marc Brown (2001) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Faras Baloch (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Guy Bowden (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Emma Gargitter (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jamie Sawyer (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nina Tavakoli (2003) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers James Holland (2004) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jane Oldfield (2004) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Edward Renvoize (2004) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Trevor Archer (2005) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Jamie Sharma (2005) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Max Baines (2005) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Klentiana Mahmutaj (2005) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Bethan Rogers (2007) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers David Claxton (2008) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Patricia Londono (2008) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Naomi Parsons (2008) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura Kenyon (2009) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Matthew Sorel-Cameron (2009) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Daniel Robinson (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Joanna Hardy (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Rachel Naylor (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lauren Sales (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Marilyn Vitte (2010) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Sam Roake (2011) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Genevieve Reed (2011) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Matthew Bainbridge (2011) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Joe Bird (2012) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Leila Chaker (2012) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Dan Taylor (2012) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Lucy Ginsberg (2013) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tim Kiely (2014) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Zoe Chapman (2014) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura Hoyano (2015) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Andrew Herd (2015) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Laura-Jane Miller (2015) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Faye Rolfe (2015) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Aimee Riese (2016) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Francesca Kirby (2016) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Nicholas Hall (2016) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Caroline Baker (2017) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Georgia Lassoff (2018) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Members of Chambers Tom Davies (2018) chambers@18rlc.co.uk 020 7520 6000
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Joe Bird  photo Mr Joe Bird Joe maintains a busy, sound practice prosecuting and defending across the full…
Mr Marc Brown  photo Mr Marc Brown Marc is an experienced criminal practitioner who prosecutes and defends as both…
Mr Steven Dyble  photo Mr Steven Dyble Steven Dyble’s practice covers all areas of criminal defence work with a…
Miss Lucy Ginsberg  photo Miss Lucy Ginsberg Lucy read Law at the University of East Anglia and graduated with…
Mr Richard Kelly  photo Mr Richard Kelly Richard is a fearless advocate who acts for both the prosecution and…
Miss Laura Kenyon  photo Miss Laura Kenyon Laura is a robust advocate, whose meticulous approach to preparation allows her…
Miss Nicola May  photo Miss Nicola May Nicola is an experienced senior junior who both prosecutes and defends in…
Miss Jane Oldfield  photo Miss Jane Oldfield Jane Oldfield has been consistently ranked in the Legal 500 as a…
Mr Christopher Paxton QC photo Mr Christopher Paxton QC Chris has considerable experience in defending and prosecuting both as a leading…
Mr Stephen Rose  photo Mr Stephen Rose Specialist Criminal Practitioner (prosecution defence) Rape and sexual offences against children Fraud…
Mr Jamie Sawyer  photo Mr Jamie Sawyer Jamie has extensive experience in the field of general criminal work, regularly…
Mr Cyrus Shroff  photo Mr Cyrus Shroff Cyrus Shroff has a busy practice in both defence and prosecution (Grade…
Mr Matthew Sorel-Cameron  photo Mr Matthew Sorel-Cameron Matthew is a robust and persuasive advocate, who brings a forensic approach…
Mr Simon Spence QC QC photo Mr Simon Spence QC QC Simon’s practice is an even mix of prosecution and defence work. In…
Mr Andrew Ian Thompson  photo Mr Andrew Ian Thompson Andrew is a highly regarded advocate who both defends and prosecutes in…
Mr David Wilson  photo Mr David Wilson David is a skilled and experienced lawyer who has been described as…
Mr Richard Wood  photo Mr Richard Wood Tom Payne specialises in financial crime, particularly cases involving complex issues of…
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Chambers and Partners

Red Lion Chambers [“RLC”] can demonstrate its commitment to equality of opportunity and in some areas, we significantly outperform the Bar statistics.

Gender: In the 100th year of women at the Bar, 35% of QCs in Chambers are female against the Bar statistics of 15.8%. This year, 75% of our pupils are female as against the Bar average of 50%.

Non-traditional: Almost half of our members (46%) were the first in their family to go to University and just under half (47%) coming from a UK state school background compared to 39% of members who were educated privately.

We reflect the Bar statistics in that:

  • 58% of tenants are male and 38% female.
  • 78% of members define themselves as British White. 13% identify as from ‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds meeting the representation at the Bar and
  • 6% identify as having a disability.

Corporate social responsibility

  • Over half of our members (51%) work in roles supporting a range of charitable institutions or community organisations often from Board level down and across a wide range of entities, including schools, housing, legal, BME, female and sports. 34% have worked with the organisations for over 5 years demonstrating a long-standing commitment.
  •  This year RLC set up projects with ELBA [East London Business Alliance] and UEL Open Doors which aim to provide mentoring and training, opening access to the legal profession and motivating the recipients to achieve their potential.