Specialist Criminal & Regulatory Barristers

London: 020 7520 6000 | chambers@18rlc.co.uk

East Anglia: 01245 280 880


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.


Privy Council

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.


Landmark Challenge

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)


For More Information or To Instruct Us

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.


Chambers UK - Crime

”The clerks are very dependable," and “always anxious to help.”


Chambers UK - Fraud

"Red Lion Chambers both prosecutes and defends serious fraud cases, securing involvement in some of the causes célèbres of the day such as the BAE Systems corruption affair and the pharmaceuticals cartel investigation."

Chambers UK - Crime

"Red Lion Chambers offers clients a great deal of experience and a high level of professionalism. Observers note that it has proved skilful in maintaining the standards of its members over the years and it is widely expected to thrive in this period of uncertainty at the Criminal Bar."

Chambers UK - Fraud

"Substantial number of talented criminal fraud practitioners."

Chambers UK - Crime

"When instructing barristers from Red Lion Chambers, you always know that you will get a safe pair of hands. The large group of capable barristers specialises in the full range of criminal and related regulatory work."

Chambers UK - Crime

"Likeable, knowledgeable, responsive and proactive clerks."

Chambers UK - Crime

"Because Red Lion Chambers has that strength and depth, if you cannot obtain your barrister of choice, there is always someone of equal stature and ability to then take on the case."

Chambers UK - Fraud

"Red Lion Chambers is viewed as "one of the prestige sets" and is a popular choice for fraud work."

Chambers UK - Fraud

"The clerks are very helpful and always do their very best to accommodate us at short notice. They work closely with the members, so they are very good at knowing who you will like and who you will want."

Chambers UK - Fraud

Home to some of the most cogent, eloquent and outstandingly prepared advocates."

Legal 500 - Crime

"Around 80 members dedicated exclusively to the full range of crime work."

Chambers UK - Fraud

"You can't go wrong at Red Lion Chambers if you are facing a serious, high-value fraud matter. Its team is well versed in all aspects of white-collar crime, and excels when defending lengthy and labyrinthine fraud trials. It also proves equally strong on the prosecution side ..."


020 7520 6000

18 Red Lion Court



DX: 478 London / Chancery Lane

East Anglia

01245 280 880

Thornwood House

102 New London Rd


DX: 139165 Chelmsford 11


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