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Maximilian Hardy

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9 Bedford Row (Chambers of Steven Kay QC)


Educated at Eton College and Oxford University, Max went on to study law at City University before undertaking the BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law. Since his call in the autumn of 2004 Max has developed a flourishing practice encompassing a wide span of criminal offences and always putting the client’s needs first. For four months at the start of 2010 Max was on secondment at the Fraud Prosecution Division (now Fraud Group South (non-fiscal) working as a senior crown prosecutor. During this time he assumed a serious and heavy caseload providing pre-charge advice to investigators, making charging decisions and drafting letters of request for international assistance. Max was responsible for a large number of cases investigated variously by the British Transport Police, the Directorate of Professional Standards of the Metropolitan Police, the City of London Police Economic Crime Unit, and the Ministry of Defence Police. His caseload involved allegations of corruption in transport procurement, corruption in international utilities tendering, fraudulent dishonesty by senior police officers involved in sensitive and high profile investigations, and participation in a ‘boiler room’ selling worthless shares. Primarily a practitioner of criminal law, he also has experience of contested extradition hearings at first instance and of licensing hearings following the Licensing Act 2003. In addition Max has assisted with prosecutions under the Health & Safety Act and has appeared for the DWP. Max is a grade three prosecutor and is appointed to the rape list.


Called 2004.

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Maximilian Hardy - 9 Bedford RowA bright and personable practitioner able to distil complex concepts into jury-friendly language.

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