Red Lion Chambers has an expert understanding with the appeals process. From appealing a conviction, confiscation order to simply providing advice, our barristers are equipped with the technical knowledge to ensure the strongest case is always put forward.
Chambers have over 70 years’ experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases, combining straightforward practical advice with vigorous advocacy skills. Our members are well-equipped to handle appeals and prosecutions brought in by the HMRC, NCS, DWP, SFO, RCPO, FCA, and the CPS. This includes regulatory cases and criminal defence appeals.
We have a variety of appeal hearings available for applicants and can assist you in making appeals to appellate bodies, including the Crown Court, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal, European Courts of Human Rights, and the Supreme Court.
Our members are experienced absorbing huge volumes of complex material and can successfully identify the central issues of any case. Members can help answer client questions, draft documents and robustly and tactfully argue a client’s case before the court. Always ready to fight your corner, we are equipped to support our clients throughout all stages of the appeals process.
As there is no automatic right of appeal against a conviction, our members are able to accept instructions to advise whether sufficient grounds for an appeal exist.
Many Commonwealth countries still acknowledge the Privy Council as their supreme court for the purposes of appeal. For these purposes, the Privy Council comprises judges of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Chambers has a long tradition of acting in cases before the Privy Council. Many of these cases have involved defendants on death row, where our barristers have demonstrated their high-level skills, knowledge and experience.
RA v UK - ‘Sarah’s Case’ was a successful landmark challenge to the Her Majesty's Government, under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights, before the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’). This challenge took place after a decision was made to prosecute a victim of rape for perverting the course of justice, after she falsely retracted her true complaint. The Lord Chief Justice blocked an appeal to the UK Supreme Court hence the current proceedings before the ECtHR. (David Malone)
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Identifying the right barrister and ensuring their early involvement is essential to maximising the prospects of a positive outcome. With our expert understanding of the criminal justice system, we help guide our clients through the legal process.
Our barristers regularly undertake privately funded, direct access and legal aid, work.
To discuss your options in more detail and for more information regarding our transparent fees’ structure, please contact our clerking team, led by Chambers Director, Mark Bennett.
- If you are a professional client and would like to discuss in-house training and seminar opportunities, please contact Jennifer Ukaegbu.