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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 Courtcan be relied upon for handling complex white-collar crime cases confidently and sensibly’. ‘The advocates are likeable and friendly, and all have excellent courtroom presence’. Crime and fraud remain the mainstays of most members’ practices but chambers has diversified in recent years, and in particular ‘has built up its health and safety credentials significantly’. The client care is ‘admirable’, and ‘the attentiveness of the clerks is impeccable’; ‘they will respond quickly to enquiries and also check that solicitors are happy with the service they are receiving’. Director of clerking Julian Campbell ‘delivers results’ and is ‘one of the most committed clerks at the Bar’. Senior practice clerk Ben Heaviside is ‘top quality, and a pleasure to work with’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

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

Christopher Coltart QC - 2 Hare CourtAble to get to the key issues within a complex case very quickly.’

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

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare CourtShe has a frightening intellect and previous experience in the banking industry.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Crime
Crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

2 Hare Court

2 Hare Court is ‘a well-respected criminal set with an ‘exceptionally high level of professional expertise’. Traditionally a prosecution set, its members also defend. Peter Wright QC successfully prosecuted Victorino Chua, a nurse who was convicted of poisoning 22 patients with insulin in Stepping Hill Hospital, killing two of them.

Crime – Leading silks

Brendan Kelly QC - 2 Hare CourtWell liked by solicitors and lay clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Laidlaw QC - 2 Hare CourtAmong the most able at the criminal Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Rees QC - 2 Hare CourtA Treasury Counsel getting some of the cream of the prosecution work.’

Ranked: tier 2

Orlando Pownall QC - 2 Hare CourtRegarded by his peers as one of the best of the best.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Wright QC - 2 Hare CourtHe exemplifies the strengths and qualities of the very best prosecution counsel.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Angus Bunyan - 2 Hare CourtDefends and prosecutes serious and organised crime.’

Ranked: tier 2

Kate Bex - 2 Hare CourtWarm and approachable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Naeem Main - 2 Hare CourtHe is able to maintain good relations with even the most difficult lay clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Glasgow - 2 Hare CourtA very careful, strong persuasive advocate in writing and on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Scott Ivill - 2 Hare CourtHe continues to demonstrate an extremely high level of academic prowess.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture)
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

2 Hare Court

2 Hare Court is ‘an exceptionally strong set for fraud and POCA work’. It was historically known as a prosecution set but nowadays, members primarily defend (with some continuing to act for the CPS).

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

Andrew Radcliffe QC - 2 Hare CourtRecommended for defending complex and serious business fraud charges.’

Ranked: tier 4

Brendan Kelly QC - 2 Hare CourtA smooth, enigmatic and charismatic advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Coltart QC - 2 Hare CourtA cerebral and talented advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Pickup QC - 2 Hare CourtHe is quite prepared to make difficult arguments that others would not.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Rees QC - 2 Hare CourtComing to the end of a successful term as Treasury Counsel.’

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

Christopher Foulkes - 2 Hare CourtNoted for his practice that straddles criminal and civil fraud.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare CourtHis performances in court are consummate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare CourtRepresents MTIC fraud defendants in the criminal courts and VAT tribunals.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Whittaker - 2 Hare CourtHe has an excellent rapport with juries.’

Ranked: tier 4

Harry Bentley - 2 Hare CourtIntelligent and quick-thinking.’

Ranked: tier 4

Peter Lownds - 2 Hare CourtHe really understands clients and tactics.’

Ranked: tier 4

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare CourtAssertive, fearless and very, very intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading silks

Jonathan Laidlaw QC - 2 Hare CourtHe has acted for a large number of corporate clients in his career.’

Ranked: tier 3
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare CourtWorks seamlessly with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare CourtA charming advocate with exceptional attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Buchanan - 2 Hare CourtHis case analysis is sound, and he is incredibly hardworking and very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Licensing
Licensing – Leading silks

Martin Heslop QC - 2 Hare CourtAn outstanding advocate, commercially astute, and very easy and enjoyable to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2
Licensing – Leading juniors

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare CourtHis ability to digest and understand complex issues is impressive.’

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

2 Hare Court has ‘a strong reputation in regulatory circles’. In addition to appearing before a full range of medical regulators, its barristers present cases for the teaching regulator as part of a joint operation with Nabarro LLP.

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

Andrew Colman - 2 Hare CourtHis advocacy is well-judged and precise.’

Ranked: tier 3

Craig Ferguson - 2 Hare CourtHe is first class at managing difficult cases and difficult clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kate Bex - 2 Hare CourtShe couches her arguments in very persuasive terms.’

Ranked: tier 4

Marios Lambis - 2 Hare CourtA tri-lingual defender of doctors and midwives.’

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Brassington - 2 Hare CourtExcellent on all fronts.’

Ranked: tier 1

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare CourtA hardworking junior.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

2 Hare Courtcan be relied upon for handling complex white-collar crime cases confidently and sensibly’. ‘The advocates are likeable and friendly, and all have excellent courtroom presence’. Crime and fraud remain the mainstays of most members’ practices but chambers has diversified in recent years, and in particular ‘has built up its health and safety credentials significantly’. The client care is ‘admirable’, and ‘the attentiveness of the clerks is impeccable’; ‘they will respond quickly to enquiries and also check that solicitors are happy with the service they are receiving’. Director of clerking Julian Campbell ‘delivers results’ and is ‘one of the most committed clerks at the Bar’. Senior practice clerk Ben Heaviside is ‘top quality, and a pleasure to work with’. Offices in: London

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