Specialist Criminal & Regulatory Barristers

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

East Anglia: 01245 280 880

Management and Staff

Red Lion Chambers is a friendly, efficient and approachable set with a loyal and dedicated team. We have a strong team ethic and boast a wealth of experience in business strategy and development.

Together we are committed to supporting our members, as well as providing the best possible service to clients.

Mark Bennett  -  Practice Director/Senior Clerk

Mark first joined Chambers in 1985 as a junior clerk and was subsequently appointed first junior in 1993. He is responsible for all aspects of our practice management and is also the first point of enquiry for silk-related work. As our Practice Director, he has witnessed significant changes since 1985 and has worked under six ‘Heads of Chambers’. Mark has been an influential leader over the past three decades and has helped grow our set from 26 members to 89 full-time members today.

Direct Dial: 0207 520 6002

Direct email: mark.bennett@18rlc.co.uk

Team Email: chambers@18rlc.co.uk

CJSM Email: mark.bennett@18rlc.co.uk.cjsm.net  

Nick Parkinson  -  Deputy Practice Director

Nick has over 25 years of clerking experience and first joined Chambers in 1995. He is now our Deputy Practice Director and has taken primary responsibility for growing our regulatory team after being appointed to his post in 2012.

Direct Dial: 0207 520 6003

Direct email: nick.parkinson@18rlc.co.uk

Team Email: chambers@18rlc.co.uk

CJSM Email: nick.parkinson@18rlc.co.uk.cjsm.net

Clerking Team

Lee Young

Practice Manager

Chris Jones

Practice Manager

David Pilkington

Practice Assistant

Daniella Evans

Practice assistant

East Anglian Clerking Team

We also have a dedicated clerking team in Chelmsford, headed by Andy Ioannou and supported by Theresa Feeney, covering East Anglia

Andy Ioannou

Practice Manager

Theresa Feeney

Practice Manager

Fees Team

Martin Filby

Head of Fees Team

Rachel Shepherd

Fees Clerk

Support Staff

Jennifer Ukaegbu

Head of Marketing and Business Development

Joe Barrett

Administration and Financial Management

Mark Bennett, Practice Director, leads an ‘excellent team of clerks’ at Red Lion Chambers according to Legal 500. Mark Bennett also provides a ‘good service’ and deputy senior clerk Nick Parkinson comes highly recommended. http://www.legal500.com/firms/9444/9444

If you would like to contact us to discuss any matter, please get in touch on 0207 520 6000. Alternatively, you can email chambers@18rlc.co.uk and we will reply to you promptly.

To discuss your options in more detail and for more information about 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.

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020 7520 6000

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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