Red Lion Chambers specialises in complex cases of regulatory and criminal fraud-related work. We have great strength, experience and expertise at all levels in corporate, financial and commercial crime.
Whatever individual practices may be, Chambers as a whole both defends and prosecutes, which allows us to offer clients a wider skillset, enhanced viewpoint and a greater depth of experience upon which to draw. We are proud of our long history in significant fraud trials, from Griffiths (the 1965 lime fraud case), through Guinness, BCCI, Asil Nadir, Maxwell, Pharmaceuticals, and more recently Innospec and LIBOR to name just a few.
Red Lion Chambers have been recommended year after year by the leading directories, and are described a “dominant force in the area of business crime with a burgeoning practice in bribery, banking fraud and boiler room investigations.” Nearly all our members undertake fraud work. Within our team, five silks and six juniors are ranked by Chambers UK for criminal fraud.
We aim to provide clear, high quality practical advice on all aspects of a case, from the earliest stages of an investigation to trial and through to confiscation and appeal. In short, as well as representing our clients in court we provide ongoing support and advice as required or requested.
A number of our members are authors, co-editors of and/or contributors to leading practitioner texts on crime and fraud.
We are known to “regularly represent major clients in the energy and financial services sectors.” Members are frequently instructed to defend and prosecute in cases brought by HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Department for Business (the Insolvency Service) and the CPS.
Our expertise and experience in this rapidly changing area includes:
- Corporate fraud
- Commercial fraud
- Financial services
- Money Laundering – High-yield investment fraud
- Revenue fraud
- Insolvency Offences
- Tax fraud (including EU duty fraud)
- Public and charity sector fraud
- International sanctions
We work with and understand different commercial and financial markets as well as national and global investigations. We are accustomed to dealing with extensive data-heavy evidence, accountancy issues and experts (including financial and computer experts). Our cases often include complex legal issues, such as legal professional privilege, search warrants, production orders, difficult disclosure matters, public interest immunity (PII), confiscation, restraint and cross-jurisdictional issues.
We are well-accustomed to handling and reviewing digital material and the electronic presentation of evidence (EPE).