Red Lion Chambers barristers regularly act for both the taxpayer and HMRC. We combine specialist tax knowledge from experience of cases in civil and criminal courts with a background of advocacy in criminal courts which brings advantages in any type of hearing. These cases often have international dimensions, jurisdictional issues and reputational risks.

Our client-focused tax dispute team of QCs and barristers have many years of experience in prosecuting and defending large fraud and tax fraud cases such as –

  • Appearing in the First Tier (Tax Chamber) and Upper Tribunals
  • Defending and prosecuting cases involving Cheating the Revenue, bondhouse diversion frauds, tax evasion schemes and sideways loss relief, MTIC VAT frauds, duty evasion, excise fraud, film credit frauds, pension tax relief fraud and corporation tax fraud
  • Advising on possible breaches of EU sanctions, advising on possible dangers of trading with a company under investigation and on the duty to report.


Red Lion Chambers currently has three of the five Standing Counsel to the Department for Business who advise on policy, cases and investigations into corporate and individual insolvency: Sara Lawson QCDavid Walbank and Shane Collery.

For More Information or To Instruct Us

With our expert understanding of the criminal justice system we 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, for more information regarding our fee structure or to discuss a specific case please contact our clerking team.


If you are a professional client and would like to discuss in-house training and seminar opportunities, please contact Jennifer Ukaegbu.