Jane Oldfield > Red Lion Chambers > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers


Jane is currently ranked as a leading junior for her expertise in Crime and Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary matters.

She has built a strong all-round criminal practice. As well as accepting instructions from a number of highly respected defence firms, Jane is a CPS Panel Advocate (Grade 4) and has also prosecuted on behalf of various public and private bodies, including the Health and Safety Executive, RSPCA, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and local authorities. Her practice embraces the entire range of criminal conduct. She is an extremely experienced jury advocate, and has appeared before the appellate courts on numerous occasions.

She is a persuasive advocate and an adept technical lawyer with the organisational and communication skills necessary for varied and complicated cases.

As a prosecutor, Jane is fair but robust, and works well as part of a team. As a defender she is tenacious and committed, and takes very seriously the trust reposed in her by her clients. Her commitment to detailed case analysis, combined with her intellect and friendly manner, have enabled her to build a successful and diverse practice as a criminal and regulatory barrister. She is expert at witness handling, both in examination-in-chief and cross-examination, and has a style which adapts easily to the various different forums in which she appears.


Year of call: 2004

Inn: Middle Temple

CPS Panel Advocate (Grade 4) (2018)

CPS Panel Advocate (RASSO) (2015)

SFO Counsel Panel List (2013)

GMC List of Counsel (2013)

Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR) & Environment Agency Regulatory (List C) (2012)

Pupil Supervisor

Joint Head of Chambers Education and Training Committee


Spanish (conversational), French (conversational)


South Eastern Circuit





BVC, City University: Very Competent

GDL (CPE), City University: Commendation

BA (Hons) Modern Languages, Oxford University: 2:1

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Jane OldfieldRed Lion Chambers ‘Jane is very hardworking with excellent written skills. She has an analytical mind and client facing qualities.’

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Jane OldfieldRed Lion ChambersJane has the rare skill of cross-examination that is polite but absolutely devastating.