East Anglia:
01245 280 880
London:
020 7520 6000

COVID-19 UPDATE (click here)
COVID-19 UPDATE

Red Lion Chambers Update

We are committed to continuing to provide the very highest standards of service whilst minimising risk to clients, staff and barristers. Counsel remain available to accept work as normal.
At all times we operate in a manner consistent with Government and Judicial guidance which we continually monitor.
Chambers uses the latest IT solutions which ensure Counsel and our clerking / administration teams operate as usual. To minimise risk in the current situation alternatives to face-to-face conferences between clients and barristers are readily available. Please contact our clerking team who will be able to arrange audio and audio-visual conferences at your convenience [clerks@18rlc.co.uk].
Regrettably, we will no longer accept deliveries to our office buildings until further notice. If you need to deliver documents to Counsel and are unable to do so electronically, please contact our clerking team who will advise as to the most suitable address for delivery.
We would be grateful if you could make all payments to us by BACS using the bank details on the fee notes you have been sent. Please do not send cheques to our offices in the post.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or if there is anything that we can assist you with. We look forward to continuing to work with you.
We wish you good health and thank you for your continued support.
From all at Red Lion Chambers

Latest News

Baroness Heather Hallett (a member of RLConsulting) appointed to hear inquest in Salisbury poisoning

Baroness Heather Hallett (a member of RLConsulting) appointed to hear inquest in Salisbury poisoning

Baroness Heather Hallett will preside over the inquest into the death of Dawn Sturgess, victim of the Salisbury Novichok poisonings. Dawn Sturgess,44, died in hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in July 2018. Baroness Heather Hallett has been appointed to hear the inquest after Lord Justice Bean and Mr Justice Lewis sitting ...
Read More
RLC celebrates Justice Week 2021

RLC celebrates Justice Week 2021

Justice Week takes place this week (1st March-5th March) exploring the theme of Rights and Justice: the cost of COVID-19.
Covid 19 has had a seismic effect on all of our lives and this is true within law, access to the justice system and other essential public services. From vulnerable ...
Read More
Thames Water fined £2.3m for raw sewage pollution

Thames Water fined £2.3m for raw sewage pollution

Thames Water, the UK’s largest water company, has been fined £2.3million for a pollution incident in 2016 that resulted in the death of 1,200 fish and damaged the environment. RLC member Sailesh Mehta was instructed by the Environment Agency. He said: “This fine reflects the growing trend in courts to ...
Read More
Kate Bex QC writes for The Law Society Gazette

Kate Bex QC writes for The Law Society Gazette

Kate Bex QC has written an opinion piece in The Law Society Gazette looking at potential difficulties proving the offence of fraud for UK residents who conceal their return from a country on the government’s red list. Travellers now have to quarantine in an assigned hotel room for 10 days ...
Read More
Oil Sales Representative convicted of Unaoil Bribery Charges

Oil Sales Representative convicted of Unaoil Bribery Charges

Gillian Jones QC and Faras Baloch (together with Michael Brompton QC) successfully prosecuted Paul Bond a former salesman at a Dutch oil and gas services company of conspiring to bribe public officials in Iraq to win a lucrative contract to build mooring systems in the Persian Gulf as part of ...
Read More
Marcus Rickard investigates Cyber fraud and money laundering involving Decentralised Finance

Marcus Rickard investigates Cyber fraud and money laundering involving Decentralised Finance

Cyber fraud and money laundering involving Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is on the rise. Marcus Rickard looks at the risks DeFi creates for AML compliance, the consequences of those risks for AML compliance officers, how the risks can be mitigated, and the potential benefits DeFi brings. He says: "The rate of ...
Read More
RLC Door Tenant Professor Susan Edwards writes for Counsel Magazine

RLC Door Tenant Professor Susan Edwards writes for Counsel Magazine

Professor Susan Edwards with co-author Professor Kris Gledhill write for Counsel Magazine in a piece entitled "Strangulation and false narratives of consent". The issues considered in New Zealand’s Kempson v R echo calls for urgent law reform in England and Wales through the Domestic Abuse Bill and a standalone strangulation ...
Read More
Faye Rolfe examines the long-awaited judgement in the case between KBR Inc. and the SFO

Faye Rolfe examines the long-awaited judgement in the case between KBR Inc. and the SFO

The 5 February 2021 saw publication of the judgement in the case between KBR Inc. and the SFO, in which the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the SFO’s compulsory production orders do not have extraterritorial effect. In September 2018 the Divisional court refused US company KBR Inc.’s application for judicial ...
Read More
Simon Spence QC appears on the Get Legally Speaking podcast

Simon Spence QC appears on the Get Legally Speaking podcast

Simon Spence QC appears on the Get Legally Speaking podcast for a "Crime Special – The Ipswich Prostitute Murders!" Twelve years ago, five sex workers were taken from the streets of Ipswich and murdered in the space of six weeks. ⁠

On January 2008, 49-year-old forklift truck driver, Steve ...
Read More
Helena Spector writes for Bar Council's Bar Talk

Helena Spector writes for Bar Council’s Bar Talk

Helena Spector talks about her journey from pupillage to tenancy during a pandemic. "I first started thinking about the Bar at the height of the ‘asylum crisis’ during the summer of 2015, interested in the dynamic between dominant public narratives, political expedience and legal reality." Read piece here: [Bar Council] ...
Read More
Kate Bex QC talks to Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio London

Kate Bex QC talks to Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio London

Kate Bex QC talked to Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio London about the government's new rules for travellers returning from 'red list' countries. This follows Health Secretary Matt Hancock's announcement in the Houses of Parliament of a fine of up to £10,000 and maximum sentence of 10 years in ...
Read More
David Young advises upon London Stock Exchange's historic 1st Listing of a Medicinal Cannabis related Company

David Young advises upon London Stock Exchange’s historic 1st Listing of a Medicinal Cannabis related Company

RLC member David Young advised Memery Crystal LLP in relation to MGC Pharmaceuticals, who made history on the 9th Feb, 2021 by becoming the first medicinal cannabis related company to be admitted to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. This was a landmark day for the Medicinal Cannabis ...
Read More

London

020 7520 6000

18 Red Lion Court,
London
EC4A 3EB
DX: 478 London / Chancery Lane

East Anglia

01245 280 880

Thornwood House
102 New London Rd
Chelmsford
CM2 0RG
DX: 139165 Chelmsford 11