18 Red Lion Court

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18 Red Lion Court

18 Red Lion Court is a UK set of barristers' chambers, specialising in criminal law.

The set was established in 1949 by Frederick Lawton (later a Lord Justice of Appeal) at 5 King's Bench Walk before moving to 18 Red Lion Court in 1997.[1] It is now one of the largest sets of criminal barristers in the country with 90 members in London and Chelmsford and is ranked as a leading criminal set by the main law directories, the Legal 500[2] and Chambers and Partners.[3]

Members of chambers have prosecuted and defended in many famous criminal cases with former Head of Chambers Anthony Arlidge QC successfully defending David Moor and prosecuting Jeremy Bamber for murder; Max Hill QC prosecuting in the second Damilola Taylor murder trial;[4] and Simon Spence QC in the Ipswich serial murders.[5]


  1. ^ 18 Red Lion Court Website, "A Brief History". Retrieved on 2010-12-2.
  2. ^ "18 Red Lion Court is a significant player in the criminal Bar", Legal 500, London, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-2.
  3. ^ "The 'large group of capable barristers' specialises in the full range of criminal and related regulatory work", Chambers and Partners, London, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-2.
  4. ^ "Max Hill QC", Chambers and Partners, London, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-2.
  5. ^ '"No comment" from Suffolk accused', BBC, 6 February 2008. Retrieved on 2010-12-2.