Serious Violence

With a zero-tolerance policy towards firearms and a rise in knife crime penalties our specialist serious Violence barristers are more sought-after than ever before.

At Red Lion Chambers we have more than 70 years’ experience both prosecuting and defending a wide range of serious violence offences across London and the South East.

Our barristers have advised on and appeared in some of the most serious allegations of violence and weapons use, both in the UK and internationally. This area of work particularly dovetails with our respected expertise in Sexual Offences, Human Trafficking, Drugs Offences, Murder & Manslaughter and Serious & Organised Crime.

As one of the leading Crime chambers we are able to offer some of the most highly-respected individuals working in this rapidly-growing field. Our members bring particular strength in matters of forensic evidence (for example, ballistics analysis, DNA and gunshot residue) as well as cross examining experts in cases relating to medical or scientific evidence.

Our serious violence expertise includes cases involving:
grievous bodily harm
armed robbery
Murder & Manslaughter
Sexual Offences
charges relating to the Firearms Act, including unlicensed possession of a firearm or imitation firearm
knife crime
possession of a highly dangerous weapon (both carried and used to threaten/cause fear)
conspiracy to supply weapons
the revocation and suspension of licence(s).