News 23rd Oct 2020

Chambers & Partners UK 2021 Rankings Released

2 Hare Court is delighted to have received record rankings in this years’ Chambers & Partners UK Guide. Chambers now has 42 out of 66 members ranked as leaders’ in their field, with 58 rankings overall.

Chambers has been recognised as a leader in their field for:

Special Congratulations are in order for Jonathan Laidlaw QC who continues with Star Silk status for both Crime and Financial Crime, Orlando Pownall QC as Star Silk for Crime and Stephen Brassington as a Star Individual for Professional Discipline. Brian O’Neill QC has been given Spotlight status for Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions and Alison Levitt QC and Julia Faure Walker have both been ranked for Crime. We also have a new Practice Area, Police Law: Mainly Defendant with Iain Daniels leading the way and a further 35 existing members who continue to rank highly in their chosen fields.

We would also like to congratulate Oliver Glasgow QC who has not only been promoted in Crime but has also been shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020, along with 2 Hare Court who have been shortlisted for Crime Set of the Year.

Chambers would like to express their gratitude to all of their clients who took the time to act as referees.

“An expert criminal set with a great track record of handling the most serious matters. It has experience of prosecuting and defending murder, sexual offences, gang-related and serious violence cases, among others. It further has expertise in extradition and high-profile international cases.” and “an excellent set with, pound for pound, some of the best barristers at the Bar.”

“The clerks are “efficient, friendly and helpful at all times, particularly when it comes to listing issues and the allocation of counsel.”  The senior clerk, Julian Campell, is highlighted as being “friendly, approachable and solution-oriented.” and “superbly professional and highly responsive.”

“The clerks work really well together and communicate well with us as solicitors. They make an effort to understand what the key issues in a case are and are very proactive.” “The senior clerk, Julian Campbell, is excellent.  Everyone on his team is very effective, commercial and really understands the practice area.”

“The clerking is very good. Louis Lockwood is extremely helpful and I am always confident that I will get a high level of service from him. They are happy to accept electronic and encoded documents, and all barristers appear happy to work in this manner. The chambers itself is nice and bright, with good conference rooms and facilities. Reception is always helpful.”

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