Specialist Criminal & Regulatory Barristers

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

East Anglia: 01245 280 880

Health & Social Care

Red Lion Chambers are fully conversant with the complexities in healthcare regulation and boast an impressive portfolio of cases. There are numerous regulations that govern healthcare professionals and organisations, meaning our members will invariably take on technically complex and sensitive cases.

Our members are regularly instructed to act in proceedings with healthcare trade unions, local authorities and the Care Quality Commission.

Members will often act as Legal Assessors to medical disciplinary tribunals. These tribunals typically involve the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, and the General Optical Council.



Our members are highly familiar with professional conduct cases and regularly act and advise in cases relating to career professionals, care homes, charities, care organisations, and industry regulators.
We understand the challenges that professionals and regulators in the healthcare sector face. Members are also aware that allegations of malpractice can have a detrimental impact upon the reputation of government bodies and regulators, as well as upon the reputation of the individual and their employer under investigation.

With our long-standing experience in healthcare regulation, members are adept at handling the sensitivity of such cases.


Medical Disciplinary Tribunals

Our advocacy expertise has proven invaluable in the conduct of disciplinary tribunals, particularly those involving medical and/or sexual assault evidence. Due to our criminal law expertise, we have vast experience in cases involving vulnerable witnesses, thus allowing us to better prepare and guide them through each stage of the case.

Highly skilled in this area, our members are often called upon to provide specialist training to the judiciary and other legal professionals.

Our medical disciplinary skills include:

  • Consideration of detailed medical records and procedures, and the handling of professional expert witnesses.
  • Consideration of sensitive and challenging personal evidence – particularly in matters of inappropriate/sexual misconduct – and the consequent handling of vulnerable or traumatised witnesses.


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 fee 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

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Chambers UK - Fraud

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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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