Red Lion Chambers

Tom Forster QC

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Practice Areas

Specialist in financial and general crime: human rights and public law: professional regulation. Financial Crime: instructed across a full range of business crime cases including complex tax evasion, corruption [DPA Agreements], insider dealing, cartels and money laundering including professionals’ obligations under AML Regulations. Expert in the field of the recovery of the proceeds of crime with a particular emphasis on restraint and civil recovery. Clients include companies, banks, senior executives, traders, bankers, solicitors, politicians, regulators and prosecutors. General crime: expert in homicide cases with strong track record dealing with cases of corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter along with fatality cases in the sphere of health and safety prosecutions. Human Rights and public law: extensive experience representing claimants and respondents in judicial review actions with a focus on work as a Special Advocate in cases involving national security including challenges before SIAC, private law claims for damages, judicial review actions and TPIMs. Professional Regulation: proven track record in representing and advising in complex and sensitive cases in the fields of legal and medical professional regulation and anti-doping in sports. Clients include the BSB, GMC and UK Anti-Doping.


Called 1993. Silk 2018. Crown Court Recorder 2012.

Professional Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association, Criminal Bar Association, Health and Safety Lawyers Association, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


Contributing author to Archbold and leading texts on fraud.