News 29th Sep 2022

2 Hare Court Ranked as Top Tier Set & Leading Set in Multiple Practice Areas in Legal 500 UK 2023

2 Hare Court are delighted to be ranked as a top tier set in three practice areas in Legal 500 UK 2023:

  • Crime – Tier 1
  • Fraud: Crime – Tier 1
  • Professional Discipline and Regulatory law – Tier 1

2 Hare Court are also ranked as a leading set and recommended in the following practice areas:

  • Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global Investigation) – Tier 2
  • Health and Safety – Tier 3
  • Inquests & Inquiries – Tier 3

We also have 15 new individual entries, 5 in Crime, 4 in Inquests & Inquiries, including a Tier 1 ‘Rising Star’ Junior, 2 in Professional Discipline, 1 in Business & Regulatory Crime, 1 in Fraud Crime, 1 in Consumer and 1 in Police Law (Defendant).  15 other members have also been promoted in our Business & Regulatory Crime, Crime, Fraud Crime, Health & Safety, Inquests & Inquiries and Professional Discipline practice areas cementing their reputation as leaders in this field. Special congratulations also go to the Professional Discipline Team who this year have seen their practice area promoted to Tier 1.

2 Hare Court now has 19 leading Silks and 32 leading Junior barristers, many of whom are ranked in multiple practice areas.

Described by The Legal 500 2023 as “one of the leading criminal sets in London, if not the leader. It excels in its training programmes and its depth of representation from leader to junior” and “An excellent set of chambers often appearing in the most high profile criminal cases” housing the “Who’s Who of top criminal practitioners. It has the wow factor and is rightly viewed as one of the very best criminal sets”.  2 Hare Court are “my go-to chambers for all cases, large or small. The strength in depth they have is unrivalled” and “excellent, intelligent, strategic and approachable barristers”. 

2 Hare Court has been recognised consistently as one of the UK’s leading chambers specialising in crime, business crime, private prosecution, financial services, tax, professional discipline, health & safety, regulatory law, inquests and inquiries, sports law and other related fields. Our members and set alike have been shortlisted for numerous awards in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK and are previous winners of Chambers UK Crime Set of the Year 2020. Many former members of chambers have become High Court and District Judges. Chambers provides counsel of first choice to leading defence firms as well as principal prosecuting authorities in London, nationwide and abroad. It has a proven track record of delivering the highest standards of service to clients, together with excellence in advocacy and trial management in cases of the utmost gravity and complexity.

The set’s barristers provide early and strategic analysis and advice, as well as advocacy of the highest quality where cases cannot be resolved at an early stage and need to progress to trial. Other quotes in Chambers UK 2022 say “first class in every way from the top silks down to the pupils.” and “One of the very best criminal sets, it is brimful of talent”.  Other sources say “the magic circle of regulatory chambers….an exceptionally strong set”.

“The clerks are top notch as are all staff who work at chambers” and “The clerking team is excellent, commercial and approachable with a can do attitude”. Director of Clerking Julian Campbell “is particularly exceptional, making an effort to respond promptly to requests and going above and beyond to provide support” and leads the clerking team supported by Jack Shah, the Senior Practice Clerk. Other quotes for the clerking team include: “Louis Lockwood in particular is excellent” and “Chloe Skinsgley is a very diligent and approachable clerk…a hidden gem and asset to chambers”

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

More information on its barristers and work can be found at

To read the full set overview please click here.




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