News 21st Oct 2021

Chambers & Partners UK 2022 Rankings Released

2 Hare Court is delighted to have again received record rankings in this years’ Chambers & Partners UK Guide. Chambers now has 45 out of 68 members ranked as leaders’ in their field, with 66 rankings overall.

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

Special congratulations are in order for Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC who has this year been entered as a Star Individual for Crime, Jonathan Laidlaw QC who continues with Star Silk status for both Crime and Financial Crime, and Orlando Pownall QC as Star Silk for Crime. Stephen Brassington continues his status as a Star Individual in Professional Discipline, Christopher Coltart QC, Angus Bunyan and Lewis MacDonald have all been given Spotlight status for Financial Crime:Private Prosecutions and Fiona Robertson and Merry van Woodenberg have both entered ranked positions in Crime. Christopher Gillespie and Vivienne Tanchel have both been added to the Professional Discipline category and Tom Day has also now been recognised in the Health & Safety category. A further 34 existing members continue to rank highly in their chosen fields.

We would also like to congratulate Marios Lambis and Gavin Irwin who have been shortlisted for Professional Discipline Junior of the Year and Crime Junior of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021.




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

“First class in every way from the top silks down to the pupils.” “One of the very best criminal sets, it is brimful of talent.”

“The clerks are professional and keep to their word. There are never any diary clashes and they resolve problems in advance.”  The director of clerking, Julian Campbell, is described as “having always been excellent.” He works alongside senior practice clerk Jack Shah, who is noted for the efficiency and enthusiasm with which he goes about his work.

“The set has very efficient and able clerks.” “The director of clerking Julian Campbell is outstanding. He is very commercial but sensible, and he understands the pressures solicitors are under.” “The clerks are easy to speak to, go above and beyond and are always available. They have been on top of everything during the pandemic and it has made their clients’ lives much easier.”

“They are fantastic and the senior clerk, Julian Campbell, will go a long way to suggest personalities you will get along with.” “The clerks are very professional and courteous.”

“The clerks are highly organised and responsive. They always make time to organise the calls you need and are flexible in terms of organising conferences.” “I really rate Louis Lockwood – he’s flexible and amenable while being a good promoter of the juniors at the set, which is a quality I respect in a clerk.”

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