Red Lion Chambers

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Head of Chambers Tony Shaw QC & Gillian Jones QC
Practice Director Mark Bennett
Deputy Practice Director Nick Parkinson
London Clerking Team Lee Young, Chris Jones, David Pilkington 
East Anglian Clerking Team Andy Ioannou, Theresa Feeney
Tenants 106

The Chambers
Red Lion Chambers has a strong reputation for fearless advocacy and is recognised as one of the UK’s leading sets in criminal and regulatory law. As a testament to its market-leading work, the set was awarded ‘Criminal Set of the Year 2018’ at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar awards and highly commended as a ‘Specialist Chambers of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2019, and as ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2019.

With some of the finest expertise at the Bar, members specialise in business crime, fraud, regulatory law, professional discipline, all aspects of serious crime and international criminal law. Chambers advises a wide range of clients in UK and international courts, spanning international companies, public bodies, governments, local authorities, regulators and individuals.

At the core of Chambers’ principles is a commitment to providing high-quality, effective advice together with clear analysis and pragmatic solutions presented in a friendly and approachable manner. Chambers benefits from an experienced and helpful team of clerks whose ethos is to put clients’ needs at the heart of business.

Work Undertaken:
Fraud & Business Crime:
Chambers has Leading Counsel instructed in many current major criminal fraud prosecutions including: ENRC, Unaoil, G4S, Amazon, London Capital & Finance Plc, Newcastle United Football Club, DAS UK, Rolls Royce, GSK, Forex and several other major SFO investigations. Members advise international corporations on corruption, fraud and money laundering. Recent appointments include advising Lloyds Banking Group (‘LBG’) as Counsel to the Chair of the Dobbs’ Review to consider whether issues relating to HBOS Reading were investigated and appropriately reported to authorities following LBG’s acquisition of HBOS.

Serious Crime: Members are ‘leaders in their field’ in many areas including terrorism, murder, historic sexual offences, slavery and gang violence. Recent high-profile instructions include representing Harriet Wistrich and the Centre for Women’s Justice to challenge the conviction and sentence of Jemma Beale before the Court of Appeal. This ground-breaking appeal sought to challenge the way defendants are prosecuted in trials for alleged false allegations of rape.

Inquiries & Appellate Work: Members have advised and participated in high-profile inquiries and inquests, including the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), the Undercover Policing Inquiry, the Al- Sweady Inquiry, the 21/7 Inquiry, and the ‘Bloody Sunday’ Inquiry.

Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory: Members frequently advise and represent regulators across a wide range of professions and industries, including the GMC, GDC, GPC and NMC. The set also represents respondents, including doctors, dentists, teachers, care homes and hospitals.

Environmental, Fire and Health & Safety: Members defend and prosecute cases involving fatalities, serious injuries and major incidents. These involve the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and local authorities. Members have experience of diverse fields including the construction and steel industry, motor racing, farming, railways, waterworks, rivers, and the film industry.

International Criminal Law: Members represent and advise defendants and victims before international criminal courts involving allegations of genocide, war crimes and terrorism. They also advise a range of Governmental and non- Governmental organisations on international criminal law issues. Recent high-profile work includes acting for the defence before The Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague concerning the assassination of Prime Minister Hariri, making Chambers the only UK criminal Law set to prosecute and defend in a major international trial this year. Chambers also successfully advised the Bangladeshi Non-Governmental Representatives in filing submissions at the ICC which led to a landmark ruling regarding the Rohingya crisis.

Bespoke & International Services: A new initiative, Bespoke and International Services (BIS), offers a tailored package for projects, including a wide variety of services ranging from inquests and inquiries/investigations, to mediation, needs assessments, training, monitoring and evaluation. Led by Dame Linda Dobbs DBE, BIS members are former High Court or Senior Circuit Judges, high level academics or experts in international justice systems. BIS is formally associated with Chambers and we are not aware of any other set which offers a similar extensive service.


Antony Shaw (1975) (QC-1994)

Gillian Jones (1996) (QC-2017)

Richard Sutton (1969) (QC-1993)

David Etherington (1979) (QC-1998)

Jeremy Benson (1978) (QC-2001)

Carey Johnston (1977) (QC-2003)

Jonathan Fisher (1980) (QC-2003)

Simon Spence (1985) (QC-2009)

Robert Woodcock (1978) (QC- 2009)

Jane Bewsey (1986) (QC-2010)

Rosina Cottage (1988) (QC-2011)

Riel Karmy-Jones (1995) (QC- 2015)

Kate Bex (1992) (QC-2017)

Edmund Vickers (1993) (QC-2017)

David Walbank (1987) (QC-2018)

Shane Collery (1988) (QC-2018)

Jennifer Dempster (1993) (QC- 2018)

Tom Forster (1993) (QC-2018)

Barnaby Jameson (1993) (QC- 2018)

Adam Wiseman (1994) (QC-2018)

Chris Paxton (1991) (QC-2019)

Michelle Nelson (1994) (QC-2019)

Michael Goodwin (1996) (QC- 2019)

Lorraine Tucker (1982)

Janine Sheff (1983)

Cyrus Shroff (1983)

Raj Joshi (1983)

Brendan Morris (1985)

John Lyons (1986)

Andrew Marshall (1986)

Sailesh Mehta (1986)

David Young (1986)

Steven Dyble (1986)

Kenneth Millett (1988)

Richard Beynon (1990)

Andrew Thompson (1991)

Michael Skelley (1991)

Allison Clare (1992)

Valerie Charbit (1992)

Michael Epstein (1992)

Rufus D’Cruz (1993)

Nicola May (1993)

Ian McLoughlin (1993)

Richard Kelly (1994)

Alistair Fell (1994)

Noel Casey (1995)

Stephen Rose (1995)

Richard Wood (1995)

David Wilson (1996)

Stephen Requena (1997)

Timothy Godfrey (1997)

Thomas Payne (1998)

David Malone (1998)

David Miller (1998)

Cameron Brown (1998)

Louis-Peter Moll (1998)

Rebecca Chalkley (1999)

Marcus Rickard (2000)

Felicia Davy (2000)

Marc Brown (2001)

Hannah Willcocks (2001)

Serena Gates (2001)

Priyadarshani Khanna (2001)

Mathew Dance (2001)

Paul Evans (2001)

Faras Baloch (2003)

Guy Bowden (2003)

Jamie Sawyer (2003)

Emma Gargitter (2003)

James Holland (2004)

Jane Oldfield (2004)

Max Baines (2005)

Trevor Archer (2005)

Jamie Sharma (2005)

Klentiana Mahmutaj (2005)

Bethan Rogers (2007)

Patricia Londono (2008)

Naomi Parsons (2008)

David Claxton (2008)

Matthew Sorel-Cameron (2009)

Laura Kenyon (2009)

Rachel Naylor (2010)

Daniel Robinson (2010)

Joanna Hardy (2010)

Marilyn Vitté (2010)

Lauren Sales (2010)

Genevieve Reed (2011)

Sam Roake (2011)

Matthew Bainbridge (2011)

Daniel Taylor (2012)

Joseph Bird (2012)

Leila Chaker (2012)

Lucy Ginsberg (2013)

Nina Tavakoli (Qualified Solicitor 2003) (2014)

Tim Kiely (2014)

Zoe Chapman (2014)

Andrew Herd (2015)

Laura Hoyano (1983 Alberta, Canada) (2015)

Laura Jane Miller (2015)

Faye Rolfe (2015)

Aimee Riese (2016)

Francesca Kirby (2016)

Nicholas Hall (2016)