Specialist Criminal & Regulatory Barristers

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

East Anglia: 01245 280 880

Government Agency & Prosecution Work

Red Lion Chambers is a leading set with our members demonstrating wide ranging knowledge and expertise in the following practice areas:


  • Crown Prosecution Service (please refer to the below Crown Prosecution section)
  • Serious Fraud Office 
  • POCA
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • HMRC
  • Government Legal Department


Regulatory Panel

  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Environment Agency
  • Office of Rail Regulation 
  • General Medical Council
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)


Crown Prosecution Service

We have a close working relationship with the CPS and its various departments:

  • Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division
  • Specialist Fraud Division 
  • Organised Crime Division
  • Appeals Unit
  • Complex Casework unit (Special Casework Team, Rape and Serious Sexual Offence Team, Homicide Team).
  • ULS Team
  • Extradition Unit


Please click on the relevant department/unit to view panel members and their associated grading.


Panel Counsel

  • Emma Gargitter and Naomi Parsons are currently appointed to the Attorney General Civil Panel List. 
  • Tom Forster has been appointed to the Special Advocates Panel. 
  • A number of members hold current security clearance ranging, from SC – DV level.


For More Information or To Instruct Us

To discuss your options in more detail 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 ..."


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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