Ranked as a top tier set in crime, Red Lion Chambers have for 70 years developed an outstanding reputation defending and prosecuting criminal offences.
We are one of the largest and most established criminal sets in the UK and our members are repeatedly instructed to defend and prosecute in some of the most high profile murder and manslaughter cases in the country.
Highly sought after, our members will often appear against each other in court, employing their expertise in order to achieve the best possible result for their clients.
Chambers’ members habitually appear in complicated murder trials involving:
- Multi-handed cut-throat defences
- Particularly young defendants and/or victims
- Examination of young or otherwise vulnerable witnesses and anonymous witnesses
- Complex scientific evidence, e.g. causation, low copy DNA or disputed medical opinion
- Health & Safety workplace breaches and best practice codes
- Honour killings
- Gangland shootings
- Diminished responsibility
- Suicide pacts
Chambers are accustomed to dealing with complex evidence in a broad range of trials that require expert examination and strategic planning.
Stephen Port – Alleged serial killer who murdered four gay men -David Etherington QC (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/stephen-port-serial-killer-murder-four-gay-men-charged-17-sex-offences-a7154641.html)
Casey Jones – Four drug dealers commit double murder - Max Hill QC leading Ian Mcloughlin (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-31768594)
Colin Deferia – Alleged hire of contract killers to execute his daughter’s former partner. -Michael Skelley http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3542038/Wealthy-businessman-took-12-500-contract-daughter-s-ex-boyfriend-murdered.html
Tohel Uddin – Woman tortured and murdered by family members -David Etherington QC (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12063519/Shahena-Uddin-murder-Family-jailed-in-harrowing-domestic-abuse-case.html )
R v X – Colchester double killings on the grounds of diminished responsibility -Simon Spence QC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-36036822)
Mahboob Baig – assassination murder conspiracy -Adam Wiseman (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-28800315)
Paul Mallin – Double homicide, Manslaughter due to diminished responsibility - Riel Karmy-Jones QC leading Paul Evans (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36105294)
R v Preddie – the second (successful) prosecution for the killing of Damilola Taylor - Max Hill QC (first junior) (https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/aug/10/ukcrime.sandralaville1)
Our members have participated in the challenging field of corporate manslaughter cases. These generally run in conjunction with Health and Safety prosecutions, which we also have expertise.
One particularly noteworthy case was the high-profile Hatfield train crash prosecution. Our members have also been involved in presenting seminars on corporate manslaughter and health and safety matters.
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Identifying the right barrister and ensuring their early involvement can be 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.
Our barristers regularly undertake privately funded, direct access and legal aid, work.
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.