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Red Lion Chambers Recruitment

Red Lion Chambers Recruitment: applications close on 24th January 2022.  Applications are invited for Tenancies from talented and committed practitioners. We will consider all applicants of any call, but particularly encourage those from barristers of 3 to 14 years standing, and/or those from under-represented groups within the profession.

RLC is a leading criminal set based in London and Chelmsford. We now house over 100 barristers, including 25 Queen’s Counsel and 16 Crown Court Recorders.

We are an inclusive set and committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion within our ranks and the wider Bar. We encourage our members to participate in our outreach and social responsibility programmes and the mentoring of young students who are interested in joining the criminal Bar.

We are known for our strong reputation in complex and corporate crime, serious fraud and general crime. Our members prosecute and defend in high-profile cases at home and internationally. We also undertake inquiries, health and safety, environmental law, fire law, and professional discipline among other regulatory areas.

Many members write, contribute to, or edit leading practitioner texts such as Archbold Criminal Pleadings and Practice, Blackstone’s Criminal Practice, OUP’s Fraud, Criminal Law and Procedure and over two dozen other works. We are the only set of Chambers with a member who sits on the Sentencing Council. We have been named the Chambers UK Bar Crime Set of the Year in 2018 and again in 2021.

Our clerking team, administrative staff and pro-active marketing team support our members in all practice areas. We have a very competitive rental structure which also aids young entrants and tenants. Despite the problems caused by the pandemic, we remain in a strong financial position.

You should be aware that we are currently in the process of refurbishing our Grade II listed premises at 18 RLC to deliver a first class modern working environment for all members and staff in May 2022. Details of our plans can be found here. The costs are being met out of our sinking fund and require no additional call on current or future members.

For those who are interested in applying, details are available on our website at