Specialist Criminal & Regulatory Barristers

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

East Anglia: 01245 280 880


Red Lion Chambers is a foremost legal set, with an expert understanding of financial crimes and regulatory matters in relation to corporate governance.

Our members have experience working on high-profile cases of commercial, litigation and arbitration, at home and internationally. Boasting great strength and expertise, we cultivate market leading expertise in corporate sectors, together with a balanced portfolio of defence and prosecution cases.

We can provide specialist advice on a range of national and international financial crime cases and regulatory matters, such as directors’ duties, shareholder matters, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investigations, cartel investigations, and compliance issues et al.


As a leading criminal set, we provide the added benefit of our vast and long-standing expertise in advocacy and complex criminal cases, including:

  • the ability to manage fact heavy, complex and paper-intensive cases
  • tactical awareness
  • persuasive advocacy
  • highly refined skills in the examination and cross-examination of witnesses
  • precision in legal argument

Consequently, we offer a comprehensive service to our clients through every stage of a case, from advice to trial.

Licensed Access

Licensed Access (formerly known as BarDIRECT) allows organisations and members of selected professional bodies, direct access to specialist legal advice and advocacy services from barristers, without the need to secure the services of a solicitor first. Click here to find out more.

For More Information or To Instruct Us Identifying the right barrister(s) and ensuring early involvement is essential to securing a positive outcome in a court of law. We have vast experience in this area and our clerking team are on hand to discuss your legal options in the strictest confidence.

To discuss your options and for details of our transparent fees’ structure, please contact our clerking team, led by Chambers Director, Mark Bennett.

For specific case enquiries, 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.


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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