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21st Aug 2017News

His Honour Judge Julian Nicholas Goose QC Appointed Justice of the High Court

On Friday 18th August, The Queen approved the appointment of His Honour Judge Julian Goose QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the retirement of Dame Laura Mary Cox. The Lord Chief Justice will assign His Honour Judge Julian Nicholas Goose to the Queen’s Bench […]

10th Aug 2017News

Martin Heslop QC Secures Acquittal of Notorious Gangland Murder

Of the 13 defendants tried for the gangland murder of 18 year old rival Abdulwahab Hafidah in Moss Side Manchester, Martin Heslop QC secured the only acquittal after trial in the case. The remainder were convicted of murder or manslaughter in the two trials. Hafidah was a member of gang Rusholme Crips (influenced by the […]

8th Aug 2017News

Train driver cleared of endangering passenger safety on a railway

Joshua Carey represented Mr Stephen Murdoch who was accused of “endangering the safety of railway passengers” by wilful omission at Blackfriars Crown Court. The Prosecution was brought by the British Transport Police who specifically accused Mr Murdoch of failing to check the length of the platform in the Driver Only Operation Monitors (DOO Monitors) at […]

3rd Aug 2017News

2 Hare Court Welcomes 2 New Tenants

Chambers are delighted to announce that Gavin Irwin (previously of Drystone Chambers) and Howard Watkinson (previously of Foundry Chambers) have accepted invitations to join 2 Hare Court. Gavin Irwin is a specialist advocate in serious and financial crime. He regularly advises and appears in matters concerning fraud, money laundering and corruption. Gavin is instructed to […]

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