RLC shortlisted in a record breaking 7 categories at Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022 (Results to be announced on 5 October)

July 6, 2022

Chambers are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in a record breaking 7 categories at this year’s Legal 500 Bar Awards. Receiving the highest number of nominations to date, Chambers have been shortlisted for “Corporate Crime Set of the Year” and “Crime and Extradition Set of the Year“.

Receiving a well-deserved nomination for the category of “Senior Clerk of the Year” Mark Bennett marked his 38th work anniversary earlier this month. First joining Chambers in 1985, Mark has worked under six ‘Heads of Chambers’ and oversees all aspects of practice management including silk-related work. Over the past three decades Mark has helped grow the set from 26 members to over 108 full-time members today and recently oversaw the first extensive refurbishment Chambers has seen in 25 years.

RLC also extends congratulations to the following members for the nominations in the following categories:

Financial Crime Silk of the Year- Jonathan Fisher QC
Crime and Extradition Silk of the Year- Kate Bex QC
Financial Crime Junior of the Year- Tom Payne
Sports Junior of the Year- Max Baines

Tony Shaw QC and Gillian Jones QC, Joint Head of Chambers said:

“We are delighted that Jonathan Fisher QC, Kate Bex QC, Tom Payne and Max Baines along with our Senior Clerk Mark Bennett and Chambers as a whole have been recognised by these Awards. Through challenging times, we have been especially grateful for all the support we have received from our members, clients and colleagues. We look forward to celebrating the Awards in October and wish all our fellow nominees the very best of luck.”

Award nominations are based on the Legal 500’s market-leading independent research for their annual directory.

In 2020, Gillian Jones QC, RLC’s first female and youngest Head of Chambers was awarded “Crime Silk of the Year” following Rosina Cottage QC who won the same award in 2017.

2022 winners will be announced on 5th October.

The full shortlist can be viewed here: [Legal 500]