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Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation The Red Lion Lecture series has moved online with a trio of exciting webinars programmed over the next couple of months with leading guest speakers from the criminal and regulatory sector as well as senior members of RLC. Our webinars are all free, easily accessible, engaging and interactive and we are pleased to be able to welcome international audiences to participate as well.

Please check below for up to date information on upcoming Webinars and information on how to register.

We look forward to you joining us at what we anticipate will be an exciting and informative series.

"A Perspective from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division"

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE, 13.00-14.00 BST

By: Alix Beldam, Registrar of Criminal Appeals and Master The Crown Office
Tom Forster QC, Barrister, Red Lion Chambers
David Emanuel QC, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers


Alix Beldam,
Registrar of Criminal Appeals and Master The Crown Office

Alix was called to the Bar in 1981 by Inner Temple and became a Bencher of her Inn in 2019. She worked for the Court of Appeal Criminal Division for 25 years as a casework lawyer and then as a Senior Legal Manager and Deputy Registrar. She was appointed as Registrar of Criminal Appeals and Master of the Crown Office in 2019. She has spoken about the practice and procedure of the court at seminars and conferences and is co-author of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division: A Practitioner’s Guide. She is also a contributing editor to Archbold.

Tom Forster QC,
Barrister Red Lion Chambers

Tom Forster provides specialist representation and advice in serious and complex fraud and associated asset freezing / confiscation proceedings. In addition, he advises corporates and individuals upon self-reporting and corruption responsibilities. He practices in the public law sphere and in particular is instructed as a Special Advocate in the High Court / Administrative Court / SIAC in cases involving issues of national security and human rights.


David Emanuel QC,
Garden Court Chambers

David Emanuel is a specialist defence barrister at Garden Court Chambers. Although David regularly appears in the Crown Court in the most serious cases, it is as an appellate lawyer that he has made his name. David has been instructed in some of the most high-profile and important criminal appeal cases in recent years. He is frequently instructed to advise on the merits of out of time appeals where trial counsel has advised negatively and he is a regular in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.


Last year the set launched a lecture series which is described as ‘unprecedented’ by clients: ‘These events are invaluable to the solicitors’ profession in terms of continued professional development and are very much highly regarded.’

2019 Lecture Archive

"Directors Liabilities and Disqualification"

WEDNESDAY 22 JULY, 13.30-14.30

By: Ruby Hamid, Partner Ashurst LLP
Rufus D’Cruz, Barrister Red Lion Chambers


Ruby Hamid,
Partner Ashurst LLP

Ruby is a global investigations and corporate crime practitioner, specialising in white-collar crime, financial regulation, global investigations and risk and compliance.

Ruby advises corporate clients across a wide range of matters. She is experienced in multi jurisdictional investigations and matters with multi-agency involvement and has defended clients under investigation for global corruption, serious fraud, direct and indirect tax fraud and money-laundering. Her career has involved prosecuting financial crime for the FCA, HMRC and CPS, defending corruption cases brought by the SFO, and litigating a broad range of regulatory and disciplinary cases.

Rufus D’Cruz, Barrister Red Lion Chambers

Rufus D’Cruz is an able, experienced leading junior who is instructed to prosecute and defend in serious, complex, multi-handed criminal, fraud, regulatory and international work.

The breadth of his practice both prosecuting and defending, has provided him with extensive experience of representing a wide range of clients, from those on death row to corporate clients and he has dealt with a wide range of witnesses from child and vulnerable witnesses to senior police officers, company directors, senior lawyers and expert witnesses in many specialisations. He is particularly adept and experienced at representing and advising corporate clients in relation to Health and Safety and Environment Agency offences, money laundering matters, production orders relating to special procedure material/LPP and corporate fraud.


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