2 Hare Court Ranked as Top Tier Set & Leading Set in Multiple Practice Areas in Legal 500 UK 2024
2 Hare Court are delighted to be ranked as a top tier set in three practice areas in Legal 500 UK 2024:
- 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 9 new individual entries, 2 in Business & Regulatory Crime, 1 in Crime, 1 in Fraud Crime, including a Tier 1 ‘Rising Start’ Junior, 1 in Health & Safety, 1 in Police Law (Claimant), 2 in Professional Discipline and 1 in Sport. 11 other members have also been promoted in our Business & Regulatory Crime, Crime, Fraud Crime, Health & Safety and Professional Discipline practice areas cementing their reputation as leaders in this field.
2 Hare Court now has 16 leading Silks, 3 new Silk entries, 31 leading Junior barristers and 2 Rising Star Juniors many of whom are ranked in multiple practice areas.
Described by The Legal 500 2024 as “one of the leading chambers in criminal law, with barristers who are well prepared and highly professional in their advice, advocacy and dealings with clients” and “2 Hare Court is one of a small cohort of elite chambers; with advocates working on some of the most high-profile, serious and complex cases”. “An outstanding set of chambers with a sophisticated and commercially-minded clerking team. One of only a very small number of chambers where one knows clients will get the best possible representation regardless of which barrister is dealing with the case” and “leading set for white-collar work” offering “the cream of the crop of criminal barristers”. “A great set of chambers, with experienced barristers in regulatory and professional disciplinary law” and “No question that they are one of the best sets around. Quality all over. Their counsel are always in demand”.
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 2023 Guide say “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”. Other sources say “Counsel at 2 Hare Court are incredible at digesting complex matters“.
“Julian Campbell is one of the best senior clerks around – he really takes the time to get to know you and how you operate and who your clients are and is great at matching barristers to the work” and “the clerking service is excellent – they provide prompt responses in requests and regularly help with sorting listings”. Director of Clerking Julian Campbell “is particularly impressive.” and leads the clerking team supported by Jack Shah, the Senior Practice Clerk “a standout clerk who is always willing to assist” and “Jack Shah has in-depth knowledge of his barristers. He targets their strengths when making suggestions to solicitors. It is easy to trust his recommendations at 2 Hare Court because their barristers are in a league of their own”. Other quotes for the clerking team include: “Louis Lockwood is always very responsive and deals with any issues very promptly” and “Louis Lockwood is one of the most efficient clerks I have ever come across. He is attentive, responsive and an asset to 2 Hare Court”. “Chloe Tennent is a top rate clerk. She is trustworthy and efficient. Her knowledge of the market is exceptional”.
Chambers would like to express their gratitude to all of their clients who took the time to act as referees.