About

Red Lion Chambers is a great set of chambers to work with. They are well respected and have an array of very talented counsel.

Legal 500, 2022
Red Lion Chambers

Red Lion Chambers is an award-winning, leading Chambers, based in London and Chelmsford.

With expertise across Crime, Business Crime & Fraud, Inquests & Inquiries, International, Public & Administrative Law and Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary, in the seven decades of our existence, we have produced a Lord Chancellor, two law officers, a Lord Justice of Appeal, three High Court judges (including the first black woman judge), one Common Serjeant, two Recorders of London, a Chief Coroner, a Director of Public Prosecutions, a Director of the SFO, five Chairs of the CBA and a large number of Circuit Judges and other judicial appointments.

We now house over 100 barristers, including 25 Queen’s Counsel and 16 Crown Court Recorders.

Whether defending or prosecuting, our members are routinely instructed in the most difficult and factually complex cases, many of which attract substantial media attention. We take pride in our reputation for being first-class advocates with a strong professional track-record.

One of the leading crime chambers in London and the South East

Our expertise in Crime is particularly well established. Alongside advising on and acting in many of the highest profile and most complex cases, a significant number of current members write, contribute to or edit leading practitioner works such as Archbold Criminal Pleadings and Practice, Blackstone OUP’s Fraud, Criminal Law and Procedure, Blackstone’s Criminal Practice and over two dozen other works. In addition, we are the only set of chambers with a member who sits on the Sentencing Council and we have been awarded the Chambers UK Bar Crime Set of the Year accolade in 2018 and also in 2021.

Other areas of expertise and experience

Our members also undertake Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary, Inquests & Inquiries and Public & Administrative Law work. In addition, Chambers has a strong reputation in the fields of Health & Safety (including Fire Law) and Environment, as well as our highly-respected International practice. The latter includes consultancy work through RLConsulting as well as prosecuting and defending in major international trials.

Our approach

We put our clients first, working with them in navigating complex criminal and regulatory mazes to achieve the best possible outcomes. We are committed to providing high quality, effective and robust advice, clear analysis and pragmatic solutions in a friendly and approachable manner.

We are an inclusive set and committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion within our ranks and the wider Bar. We are engaged both as a set and as individual members in outreach and social responsibility programmes in order to ensure we meet these objectives.