News 20th Oct 2022

Chambers & Partners UK 2023 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:

Congratulations are in order for Orlando Pownall KC and Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC who continue with their Star Silk status for Crime and Jonathan Laidlaw KC who continues with Star Silk status for both Crime and Financial Crime, as well as entering Financial Crime: Corporates as a Leading Silk. Stephen Brassington continues his status as a Star Individual in Professional Discipline with both Christopher Coltart KC and Lewis MacDonald entering this category as a ranked Leading Silk and an ‘Up and Coming’ Leading Junior.

We now have Richard Heller as a ranked entry in Consumer Law and Iain Daniels has been entered into a ranked position for Inquests & Pubic Inquiries.  A further 36 existing members continue to rank highly in their chosen fields. 

We would also like to congratulate Jonathan Laidlaw KC and Sarah Przybylska who have been shortlisted for Health & Safety Silk of the Year and Crime Junior of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022.  Special congratulations also go to the Criminal Regulatory Team who this year have been shortlisted for Health & Safety Set of the Year 2022 and also seen their practice area promoted to Band 2.

Chambers & Partners rankings are the definitive mark of excellence across the legal industry.  A ranking in this Guide shows that you have stood out in the most rigorous, independent and in-depth research process of any legal directory on the market.



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

“The set is loaded with exceptional silks and senior juniors at the top of their game and diligent juniors with qualities above their call.” and “They have a formidable array of talent.”

“The barristers at 2 Hare Court are very professional, experienced and efficient.”

“Counsel at 2 Hare Court are incredible at digesting complex matters.”

“The clerks are all efficient, friendly and helpful at all times, particularly when it comes to the allocation of counsel and listing issues. The clerks understand the needs of instructing solicitors and identify suitable counsel for cases.” and “The clerks are responsive.”

Julian Campbell, the director of clerking, “has his fingers on the pulse of all the big cases in the country. He is responsive, keen to help and someone who puts the right person on the right job.” and Julian Campbell goes above and beyond in liaising with the court and takes a huge load off our shoulders.”

“Director of clerking Julian Campbell is absolutely fantastic. He is a brilliant clerk and a pleasure to deal with.”

Campbell’s team includes Jack Shah, “an enthusiastic, clued-up individual who is highly effective and eager to assist.”

“The clerks are quick to respond to queries. Louis Lockwood is particularly helpful and efficient.” and “The responsiveness and level of service is excellent. Particular recognition goes to Louis Lockwood who is always on hand to assist promptly.”

“Their clerks have always been very responsive and effective; I would single out Louis Lockwood for particular praise.”

“The clerking team at 2 Hare Court are always responsive and provide brilliant assistance. They are a credit to the chambers as a whole.”

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