Drugs Offences

Our drugs offences barristers specialise in advising and appearing in cases relating to the supply, possession and importation of both legal and illegal drugs.

Closely linked to our work on Serious & Organised Crime, Red Lion Chambers is widely-respected as one of the leading Crime chambers in London and the South East.

Our drugs offences barristers provide advocacy and advice at each stage of proceedings, whether working domestically or internationally. Both prosecuting and defending, we are known for our skill in handling charges ranging from individuals accused of simple possession or street dealing, through to multi-defendant trials and both county lines and international drug trafficking.

Where we stand out, however, is our skill in handling complex trials involving other Crime matters, in particular Serious Violence offences, International Criminal Law and Human Trafficking, as well as Appeals against convictions. We are known for members’ skill in handling complex supporting evidence, including the analysis of expert evidence, mobile phone data and financial records.

Our drugs offences expertise includes cases involving:

  • the possession of drugs
  • the possession with intent to supply
  • the cultivation and production of illegal drugs
  • the manufacture or supply of a controlled substance
  • the importation of drugs
  • cannabis legislation
  • The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.