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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 ‘quite clearly one of the best criminal chambers in the country’, with associated strengths in fraud and regulatory matters. The ‘mightily knowledgeable and skilful’ barristers are ‘never less than impressive’; ‘there is a degree of quality that permeates the entire chambers’, and its members are ‘very approachable, which is a rare quality’. The clerks are ‘easy to deal with, helpful and proactive’, and provide a ‘polished and professional service’, which is ‘a big part of why this has become a go-to set’. Director of clerking Julian Campbell is ‘the very example of what a good clerk should be’, and senior practice clerk Ben Heaviside ‘goes above and beyond the call of duty’; ‘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 CourtAn excellent counsel in the area.’

Ranked: tier 2

Orlando Pownall QC - 2 Hare CourtHis advocacy is his real strength.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Radcliffe QC - 2 Hare CourtHis work includes pre-charge advice on CMA and SFO investigations.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Laidlaw QC - 2 Hare CourtHe 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 CourtShe 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 ‘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 CourtHe prosecutes in some of the biggest murder cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Orlando Pownall QC - 2 Hare CourtHe has a style that is commanding but effortlessly smooth.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Wright QC - 2 Hare CourtA former Treasury Counsel, who still prosecutes serious cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Brendan Kelly QC - 2 Hare CourtInstructed in challenging murder cases in England and Northern Ireland.’

Ranked: tier 2

Brian O’Neill QC - 2 Hare CourtHe has a resounding record of success in murder cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC - 2 Hare CourtShe has an extremely reassuring client manner.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime – New silks

Oliver Glasgow QC - 2 Hare CourtAs Senior Treasury Counsel, he prosecutes high-profile cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Angus Bunyan - 2 Hare CourtA very experienced junior.’

Ranked: tier 2

Kate Bex - 2 Hare CourtShe is very organised and knows her field.’

Ranked: tier 2

Scott Ivill - 2 Hare CourtGood with clients in complex, delicate and sensitive cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Leon Kazakos - 2 Hare CourtParticularly good for an underdog who needs someone to fight their corner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Naeem Mian - 2 Hare CourtHis work includes high-profile terrorism cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Narita Bahra - 2 Hare CourtShe has excellent strategic oversight, particularly in multi-handed cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Przybylska - 2 Hare CourtA pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Zubair Ahmad - 2 Hare CourtHe 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 ‘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 CourtHe gives clients confidence that they have the best in their corner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Radcliffe QC - 2 Hare CourtA fraud genius.’

Ranked: tier 3

Brendan Kelly QC - 2 Hare CourtHe defends in money laundering matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Coltart QC - 2 Hare CourtInstructed by big international firms in corporate fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Pickup QC - 2 Hare CourtAt 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 CourtHe defends and advises pre-charge on sensitive matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare CourtHer advocacy skills are impressive.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare CourtAble to put even the most vulnerable witnesses at ease.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Whittaker - 2 Hare CourtInstructed in VAT, POCA and money laundering matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Julia Faure Walker - 2 Hare CourtShe prosecutes in international money laundering cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Peter Lownds - 2 Hare CourtHe 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 ‘goes from strength to strength’ and houses ‘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 CourtAn excellent track record acting for corporate clients, particularly from the US.

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – New silks

Oliver Glasgow QC - 2 Hare CourtHe can think on his feet and responds well to the unexpected.

Ranked: tier 1
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare CourtA considered, steady and confident advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare CourtFocused in his approach and faultless in his advocacy.

Ranked: tier 4

James Buchanan - 2 Hare CourtExcellent 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 CourtExemplary judgement, strategic thinking and examination of witnesses – the best in the business.

Ranked: tier 2
Licensing – Leading juniors

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare CourtExcellent 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

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

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

Stephen Brassington - 2 Hare CourtThey should sell tickets to watch his cross-examination of experts.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Colman - 2 Hare CourtHe defends medical professionals and presents against teachers.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kate Bex - 2 Hare CourtA tenacious and effective advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Marios Lambis - 2 Hare CourtHe brings experience of criminal practice to the field.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Hurst - 2 Hare CourtA hugely reassuring presence in difficult cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare CourtHe represents doctors in criminal proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare CourtAble to digest a large volume of documentation quickly and thoroughly.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Buchanan - 2 Hare CourtInstructed by the NCTL and doctors in sensitive cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Scott Ivill - 2 Hare CourtHe has experience of GMC, NCTL and osteopathy cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Przybylska - 2 Hare CourtKnowledgeable, responsive, thorough and adaptable.’

Ranked: tier 4

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare CourtShe 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 ‘quite clearly one of the best criminal chambers in the country’, with associated strengths in fraud and regulatory matters. The ‘mightily knowledgeable and skilful’ barristers are ‘never less than impressive’; ‘there is a degree of quality that permeates the entire chambers’, and its members are ‘very approachable, which is a rare quality’. The clerks are ‘easy to deal with, helpful and proactive’, and provide a ‘polished and professional service’, which is ‘a big part of why this has become a go-to set’. Director of clerking Julian Campbell is ‘the very example of what a good clerk should be’, and senior practice clerk Ben Heaviside ‘goes above and beyond the call of duty’; ‘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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