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Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0667
DX:
444 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.2harecourt.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

2 Hare Court is β€˜quite clearly one of the best criminal chambers in the country’, with associated strengths in fraud and regulatory matters. The β€˜mightily knowledgeable and skilful’ barristers are β€˜never less than impressive’; β€˜there is a degree of quality that permeates the entire chambers’, and its members are β€˜very approachable, which is a rare quality’. The clerks are β€˜easy to deal with, helpful and proactive’, and provide a β€˜polished and professional service’, which is β€˜a big part of why this has become a go-to set’. Director of clerking Julian Campbell is β€˜the very example of what a good clerk should be’, and senior practice clerk Ben Heaviside β€˜goes above and beyond the call of duty’; β€˜if there are any difficulties with listings or the court, he always just deals with the matter and resolves it without you having to lift a finger. There are not many clerks who are that responsive and productive’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

2 Hare Court

2 Hare Court defends in and advises on a range of sensitive financial crime matters. Orlando Pownall QC successfully defended a trader in the Operation Tabernula trial.

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Christopher Coltart QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜An excellent counsel in the area.’

Ranked: tier 2

Orlando Pownall QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜His advocacy is his real strength.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Radcliffe QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜His work includes pre-charge advice on CMA and SFO investigations.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Laidlaw QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜He brings a fierce intelligence and gravitas to any case.’

Ranked: tier 3
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare Court β€˜She is particularly strong at dealing with difficult witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime
Crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

2 Hare Court

2 Hare Court is β€˜very well regarded’ for appearing on both sides of high-profile criminal cases, with a reputation for housing a number of Treasury Counsel. Jonathan Rees QC prosecuted Sarah Sands, who was convicted of the manslaughter of a man awaiting trial on several child sex offence charges.

Crime – Leading silks

Jonathan Rees QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜He prosecutes in some of the biggest murder cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Orlando Pownall QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜He has a style that is commanding but effortlessly smooth.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Wright QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜A former Treasury Counsel, who still prosecutes serious cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Brendan Kelly QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜Instructed in challenging murder cases in England and Northern Ireland.’

Ranked: tier 2

Brian O’Neill QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜He has a resounding record of success in murder cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜She has an extremely reassuring client manner.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime – New silks

Oliver Glasgow QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜As Senior Treasury Counsel, he prosecutes high-profile cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Angus Bunyan - 2 Hare Court β€˜A very experienced junior.’

Ranked: tier 2

Kate Bex - 2 Hare Court β€˜She is very organised and knows her field.’

Ranked: tier 2

Scott Ivill - 2 Hare Court β€˜Good with clients in complex, delicate and sensitive cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Leon Kazakos - 2 Hare Court β€˜Particularly good for an underdog who needs someone to fight their corner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Naeem Mian - 2 Hare Court β€˜His work includes high-profile terrorism cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Narita Bahra - 2 Hare Court β€˜She has excellent strategic oversight, particularly in multi-handed cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Przybylska - 2 Hare Court β€˜A pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Zubair Ahmad - 2 Hare Court β€˜He prosecutes and defends in high-profile terrorism and murder cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture)
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

2 Hare Court

2 Hare Court is β€˜a fabulous set with quality barristers who never fail to deliver, no matter what the circumstances’. Andrew Radcliffe QC represented two solicitors who were acquitted of a stamp duty fraud in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading silks

Orlando Pownall QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜He gives clients confidence that they have the best in their corner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Radcliffe QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜A fraud genius.’

Ranked: tier 3

Brendan Kelly QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜He defends in money laundering matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Coltart QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜Instructed by big international firms in corporate fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Pickup QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜At home handling MTIC cases in the criminal courts and the VAT tribunal.’

Ranked: tier 4
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading juniors

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare Court β€˜He defends and advises pre-charge on sensitive matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare Court β€˜Her advocacy skills are impressive.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare Court β€˜Able to put even the most vulnerable witnesses at ease.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Whittaker - 2 Hare Court β€˜Instructed in VAT, POCA and money laundering matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Julia Faure Walker - 2 Hare Court β€˜She prosecutes in international money laundering cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Peter Lownds - 2 Hare Court β€˜He is very sharp on tactics and always has an insightful comment to make.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

2 Hare Court

2 Hare Court β€˜goes from strength to strength’ and houses β€˜a good range of barristers’. Jonathan Laidlaw QC represented Fluor in the Greater Gabbard wind farm inquest.

Health and safety – Leading silks

Jonathan Laidlaw QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜An excellent track record acting for corporate clients, particularly from the US.’

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – New silks

Oliver Glasgow QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜He can think on his feet and responds well to the unexpected.’

Ranked: tier 1
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare Court β€˜A considered, steady and confident advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare Court β€˜Focused in his approach and faultless in his advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Buchanan - 2 Hare Court β€˜Excellent in front of clients and very able on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Licensing
Licensing – Leading silks

Martin Heslop QC - 2 Hare Court β€˜Exemplary judgement, strategic thinking and examination of witnesses – the best in the business.’

Ranked: tier 2
Licensing – Leading juniors

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare Court β€˜Excellent on gambling regulatory matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

2 Hare Court

β€˜The number-one choice for robust cross-examiners’, 2 Hare Court β€˜has in-depth knowledge due to its members’ wide-ranging experience before a range of regulators’. The β€˜charming barristers are loved by institutional clients’. Andrew Colman is acting in a case against a number of teachers implicated in the β€˜Trojan Horse’ imbroglio.

Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading juniors

Stephen Brassington - 2 Hare Court β€˜They should sell tickets to watch his cross-examination of experts.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Colman - 2 Hare Court β€˜He defends medical professionals and presents against teachers.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kate Bex - 2 Hare Court β€˜A tenacious and effective advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Marios Lambis - 2 Hare Court β€˜He brings experience of criminal practice to the field.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Hurst - 2 Hare Court β€˜A hugely reassuring presence in difficult cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare Court β€˜He represents doctors in criminal proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare Court β€˜Able to digest a large volume of documentation quickly and thoroughly.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Buchanan - 2 Hare Court β€˜Instructed by the NCTL and doctors in sensitive cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Scott Ivill - 2 Hare Court β€˜He has experience of GMC, NCTL and osteopathy cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Przybylska - 2 Hare Court β€˜Knowledgeable, responsive, thorough and adaptable.’

Ranked: tier 4

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare Court β€˜She finds the optimal way to get the best result for the client.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

2 Hare Court is β€˜quite clearly one of the best criminal chambers in the country’, with associated strengths in fraud and regulatory matters. The β€˜mightily knowledgeable and skilful’ barristers are β€˜never less than impressive’; β€˜there is a degree of quality that permeates the entire chambers’, and its members are β€˜very approachable, which is a rare quality’. The clerks are β€˜easy to deal with, helpful and proactive’, and provide a β€˜polished and professional service’, which is β€˜a big part of why this has become a go-to set’. Director of clerking Julian Campbell is β€˜the very example of what a good clerk should be’, and senior practice clerk Ben Heaviside β€˜goes above and beyond the call of duty’; β€˜if there are any difficulties with listings or the court, he always just deals with the matter and resolves it without you having to lift a finger. There are not many clerks who are that responsive and productive’. Offices in: London

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