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10th Mar 2016News

Transgender carer found guilty of murdering her MS-Suffering father

Jonathan Rees QC secured the conviction of Claire Darbyshire. She was found guilty of murdering her father, an MS sufferer, on September 2nd last year. Ms Darbyshire was today sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of four years. The case attracted much media attention; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35774143 http://news.sky.com/story/1657274/carer-jailed-for-killing-dad-in-act-of-mercy  

3rd Mar 2016News

Martin Heslop QC secures acquittal of 20 year old in gang related South London stabbing

Following two weeks of evidence at the Old Bailey, His Honour Judge Paul Worsley QC accepted Martin Heslop QC’s submission of no case against his client in a six handed gangland stabbing case. The submission was based upon the effect of Martin Heslop’s cross examination of the prosecution witnesses which very substantially destroyed the prosecution case. […]

2nd Mar 2016News

2 Hare Court are pleased to announce the arrival of Mark Graffius

Mark Graffius commenced tenancy at 2 Hare Court on 2nd March, arriving from 187 Fleet Street. Mark specialises in Business Crime & Financial Service and Criminal Defence. If you would like to know more, please contact Julian Campbell, Director of Clerking.

1st Mar 2016News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC represents trainer before British Horseracing Authority

Jonathan Laidlaw QC acts for Mr Jim Best, the racehorse trainer, in the proceedings before the British Horseracing authority. The case was opened on Thursday 25th February and the hearing continues this week. Jonathan is instructed by Christopher Stewart Moore of Stewart Moore solicitors. The case received press coverage in the Racing Post.

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