Red Lion Chambers has an outstanding reputation defending and prosecuting in large-scale conspiracy trials. The set is home to some of the most pre-eminent advocates in this area, offering top-level expertise and experience in cases that involve:
- violent crime
- murder, including contract killing
- money laundering
- human trafficking
- international criminal gangs
- importation and distribution of class A and B drugs
- covert distribution networks
Our members have a wealth of experience overseeing high-profile criminal trials at home and internationally. Persuasive and skilled in cross examination, members boast outstanding skills in all areas of advocacy.
We seek to provide a robust service to all clients and thus place huge emphasis on the quality of our case preparation, particularly in lengthy and complex cases.
We have solid technical knowledge and work alongside our instructing solicitors and clients to ensure the best possible case is put forward.
High profile cases
R v CM
A large-scale conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs and to launder the proceeds. The conspiracy involved importation of enormous quantities of cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis into the UK in the back of lorries carrying fruit and vegetables. The cash seized during the police operation totalled over £1million.
Leading Prosecution Counsel against four defendants involved in the trafficking of 35 illegal entrants (that included families with children) treated and disguised as freight cargo.
R v De’Oliveira & Ors
Involved the infiltration and covert surveillance of two major organised crime groups involved in the receipt, repressing and onward sale of high quality cocaine.
R v A (Jan 2016) – Central Criminal Court
Instructed to represent the lead defendant in fraud/money laundering trial arising out of an earlier massive drug importation case (4 tonnes of cannabis) involving the same defendant. The defendant was said by prosecution to be head of a “criminal empire” and was kept under surveillance by NCA officers for a period of over two years. Drugs were said to have a street value of over £20m. The defendant pleaded guilty to the drugs charges and was sentenced to eight years and eight months imprisonment. The prosecution then charged him, along with his wife, sister and brother with laundering the proceeds of his crimes. Confiscation proceedings are ongoing with a benefit figure said to be over £4m. Instructed by Edwards Duthie Solicitors, London.
R v R and others
Five defendants accused of committing child sex, and child sex exploitation offences in Chelmsford and south Essex - Matthew Sorel-Cameron
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