Red Lion Chambers have been awarded "Crime Set of The Year" at the Chambers UK Bar Awards which took place on Thursday 18 November at Old Billingsgate, London. The Awards reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. They honour the work of Chambers across the country based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers UK Bar.
2021 has seen RLC and its members go from strength to strength navigating their busy practices during court closures and the pandemic. In the latest Chamber and Partners rankings, 6 new members achieved rankings with a total of 37 members ranked across 11 practice areas. RLC is widely regarded as a leading set in 11 practice areas consisting of Crime, International Criminal Law, Financial Crime, Corporate Crime, Private Prosecutions, Financial Services, Civil Fraud, Tax, Professional Discipline, Health and Safety and Environment. In the latest Chambers and Partners Directory RLC were recognised as having "some of the finest expertise at the Bar" and "as a first port of call for heavyweight criminal and fraud cases". Former members include High Court and Crown judges, the current Director of Public Prosecutions, Chief Coroner, The Recorder of London, Director of the SFO and a General Counsel to the SFO.
Joint Heads of Chambers Antony Shaw QC and Gillian Jones QC said:
"Red Lion Chambers are delighted to have won 'Crime Set of the Year' after what has been a challenging and difficult year for everyone at the Bar. Despite all the challenges that arose as a result of Covid19, our members have worked harder than ever to maintain busy caseloads as well as balancing personal commitments, their health and wellbeing. We want to thank Practice Director Mark Bennett who has led our outstanding Clerks Room and all our members, staff, solicitors and colleagues for their dedicated support over the past year."
In addition, RLC was awarded ‘Criminal Set of the Year’ at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar awards in 2018, highly commended as ‘Specialist Chambers of the Year’ at The Lawyers Awards 2019 and ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2019.