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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.

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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.

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The Red Lion Lectures


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak The Red Lion Lectures series, in association with The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, is the subject of a review and re-scheduling. We hope to make a further announcement shortly

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Christopher Paxton QC and Marc Brown secure conviction in Norfolk domestic violence killing.

Christopher Paxton QC and Marc Brown secure conviction in Norfolk domestic violence killing.

On Friday the 28th February, following an eight day trial,  Jeyamalar Kumarathas was convicted of the murder of her husband of 30 years, Mr Kumarathas Rajasingham. On the 16th March last year, following an argument between them, Mrs Kumarathas attacked her husband from behind with a kitchen knife,  in the kitchen …
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Allison Clare featured in cover feature for The Lawyer Magazine 'New Silks of 2020'

Allison Clare featured in cover feature for The Lawyer Magazine ‘New Silks of 2020’

As just one of seven female barristers to take silk at the Criminal Bar this year, Allison Clare immediately stands out as a new silk to celebrate… Her financial crime expertise has led her to provide counsel on two Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA), while she is also involved in an …
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RED LION CHAMBERS JOINS LAW SOCIETY AND BAR COUNCIL IN CHAMPIONING JUSTICE WEEK 2020

RED LION CHAMBERS JOINS LAW SOCIETY AND BAR COUNCIL IN CHAMPIONING JUSTICE WEEK 2020

Red Lion Chambers will be promoting the importance of the rule of law to young people during Justice Week 2020 which runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 February, focusing on exploring the themes of freedom, rights and democracy. The Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and the …
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RLC case featured in new crime documentary aired by BBC2 called Murder 24/7

RLC case featured in new crime documentary aired by BBC2 called Murder 24/7

RLC members Riel Karmy-Jones QC and Noel Casey successfully defended the only female among 4 defendants tried for a drugs related murder, which features in the TV coverage of BBC Two’s new crime documentary Murder 24/7. The female defendant, Kelly King, who featured as the main suspect in the first …
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On 18 February 2020 Tim Kiely of Red Lion Chambers, assisted by research from fellow-member Laura Jane Miller, took part in an informal training workshop on Stop and Search Powers at the Hammersmith Law Centre.

On 18 February 2020 Tim Kiely of Red Lion Chambers, assisted by research from fellow-member Laura Jane Miller, took part in an informal training workshop on Stop and Search Powers at the Hammersmith Law Centre.

The workshop was aimed mainly at young people and saw Tim, as well as Michael Herford representing Tuckers Solicitors, giving advice and guidance on how to navigate this fraught area of public policing. There were detailed breakdowns of police powers, the statutory framework underpinning them, and practical tips for what …
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Rosina Cottage QC led the sentencing hearing: GP Manish Shah from Romford is given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients as young as 17 years old

Rosina Cottage QC led the sentencing hearing: GP Manish Shah from Romford is given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients as young as 17 years old

Romford based GP Manish Shah has been given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients at the Old Bailey today. Judge Anne Molyneux described him as a ‘master of deception who abused his position of power’ Over five years, between May 2009 and June 2013, Dr. Shah …
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Congratulations to HH Peter Rook QC who joins the Parole Board as the new judicial Vice Chair

Congratulations to HH Peter Rook QC who joins the Parole Board as the new judicial Vice Chair

Former Head of Chambers and RLC Consultant HH Peter Rook QC has joined the Parole Board as its new judicial Vice Chair.  Called to the Bar in 1973 Peter was appointed a Queens Counsel in 1991. In June 2005 he was appointed a Senior Circuit Judge to sit at the …
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Sailesh Mehta talks to 'Get Legally Speaking' podcast about UK Environment Law

Sailesh Mehta talks to ‘Get Legally Speaking’ podcast about UK Environment Law

When something like Grenfell Tower happens how does it relate to environment law? Could we be breaching environmental laws in our everyday lives? What are the most common penalties for breaching the environmental law for individuals and for businesses? Current news is dominated examining the relationship between humans and the …
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Allison Clare acted today in respect of a  Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Airbus SE

Allison Clare acted today in respect of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Airbus SE

Airbus have agreed to a UK financial penalty of just under 1 billion euros in respect of allegations of failure to prevent bribery across 5 jurisdictions worldwide. The DPA was approved today by The President of the Queen’s Bench Division. The UK settlement is greater than the combined sum of …
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Simon Spence QC secures the convictions of four defendants for a drugs related killing after a 6 week trial at Basildon Crown Court.

Simon Spence QC secures the convictions of four defendants for a drugs related killing after a 6 week trial at Basildon Crown Court.

Ian Slater and Alex Stephens were convicted of the murder of Courtney Valentine-Brown, receiving minimum terms of 26 years each, whilst Kelly King and Stuart Pearson were convicted of manslaughter, receiving sentences of 9 years’ imprisonment each. The victim was dealing drugs from Kelly King’s flat and she wanted him …
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Questionable justification for the killing of General Soleimani?

Questionable justification for the killing of General Soleimani?

Was the U.S. acting lawfully under the international laws governing the use of armed force? Sailesh Mehta and Pupil Barrister Helena Spector analyse the killing of the Iranian major general in this week’s Law Gazette Practice Points. On 3 January 2020, Iranian major general Qassem Soleimani was killed in a …
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Congratulations to Riel Karmy-Jones QC who has been listed in this year’s Lawyer Hot 100 roll of honour - a celebration of the most distinguished and trailblazing lawyers of the moment.

Congratulations to Riel Karmy-Jones QC who has been listed in this year’s Lawyer Hot 100 roll of honour – a celebration of the most distinguished and trailblazing lawyers of the moment.

She joins a 2020 honour list which includes well-known names in the profession, experienced figures who have recently come to prominence as well as rising stars of the future. One of her notable cases from 2017 to 2019 saw her instructed as Lead Counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child …
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