Specialist Criminal & Regulatory Barristers

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

East Anglia: 01245 280 880

Financial Services Regulation

Red Lion Chambers is at the forefront of financial services regulation, providing clients with an invaluable range of commercial and practical legal services.

Regularly advising, defending and prosecuting on all regulatory and criminal matters considered by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), we have the expertise to assist clients on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

Our ability to both defend and prosecute provides us with a tactical advantage in cases, whereby we can apply our strategic acumen and intellect from a balanced perspective.



Chambers’ members have been instructed in every major FCA prosecution, from Operation Saturn, the flagship insider dealing prosecution in 2012, to Operation Tabernula in 2016, the largest and most complex insider dealing case to date.

Wehave also represented clients in associated Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutions, which arose out of FCA probes into market manipulation by institutions and individuals. The most notable being the global investigations into the LIBOR and the Forex scandals.

We are leading experts in assisting organisations in both complying with and, where appropriate, resisting such warrants via judicial review or private action.

Our expertise in this area means that members' advice is frequently sought by corporations in receipt of FCA warrants during investigations. Many of our barristers also provide training and guidance to commercial lawyers on these matters and related concerns around legal professional privilege.


Financial Reporting Council

Our members are also frequently instructed in major investigations undertaken by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the UK's independent regulator for corporate governance and reporting.

FRC investigations generally relate to the professional standards of those within financial reporting, including accountants, actuaries and auditors. These investigations may lead to proceedings taken before their respective organisation's Accounting and Actuarial Disciplinary Board, to which Red Lion Chambers can provide expert representation.


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 guide our clients through the legal process.

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.

  • For specific case enquiries, or to hear more about our services, 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 ..."


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East Anglia

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