Specialist Criminal & Regulatory Barristers

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

East Anglia: 01245 280 880

Cyber Crime

Red Lion Chambers has an experienced team of silks and barristers, who have a specialist understanding of cyber-crime cases. Boasting strength in depth, we defend and prosecute in all areas of financial, commercial and cyber-crime.

With our expert knowledge of national security cases, we can advise individuals, companies and organisations on their data protection obligations, cyber protection policies and compliance measures.

Our members have invaluable expertise handling cases in this increasingly complex and fast changing area of law. Additionally, our ability to both defend and prosecute provides for an enhanced perspective to clients involved in such cases.

In recent years, the number of cyber-related cases has grown significantly. We have specialist counsel on hand to provide representation for both the defence and prosecution. Our members are equally adept at handling highly complex cyber cases with technically demanding evidence.


What is cyber-crime?

Cyber-crime is a complex and evolving area of crime that includes identify theft, computer fraud, email phishing scams, online defamation, hacking, and illegal fire sharing.

Cyber-crime is a national security threat.  Such breaches can have a potentially devastating impact on a company’s finances and reputation. Cyber-attacks can leave a company vulnerable to litigation or regulatory investigations if their personal data is compromised.

Chambers have a wealth of experience overseeing investigations and prosecutions involving file sharing cases and hacking incidents involving the “dark web” that include:

  • Financial and reputational loss
  • Computer hacking
  • Theft and sale of credit and debit card information
  • Denial of Service (DDoS) attack
  • Botnets
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Cyber-bullying


We recognise the importance of safeguarding client confidentiality and guarding against security breaches. We also understand the importance of protecting against financial, reputational risk caused by cyber-attacks. 

Our members can advise and represent clients on a variety of complex internal and external cyber threats, including hacker infiltration; disgruntled employees misusing company and staff data; and sensitive emails being inadvertently sent to the wrong recipient.

We can offer a comprehensive legal service to our clients, through every stage of a case, from advice to trial.


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.




Practising in this area

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

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DX: 478 London / Chancery Lane

East Anglia

01245 280 880

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102 New London Rd


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