News 19th Oct 2023

Chambers & Partners UK 2024 Rankings Released

2 Hare Court are delighted to announce our rankings in this years’ Chambers & Partners UK Guide. Chambers now has 42 out of 73 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 Oliver Glasgow KC who has been promoted to Star Silk status in Crime. Orlando Pownall KC and Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC also continue with their Star Silk status for Crime and Jonathan Laidlaw KC continues with Star Silk status for both Crime and Financial Crime. Stephen Brassington continues his status as a Star Individual in Professional Discipline with both Gavin Irwin and Scott Ivill entering this category as ranked Leading Juniors.

We now have Zubair Ahmad KC as a ranked entry in Civil Liberties & Human Rights and David Whittaker KC has been entered into a ranked position for Health & Safety. A further 34 existing members continue to rank highly in their chosen fields.

We would also like to congratulate Oliver Glasgow KC and James Buchanan who have been shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year and Health & Safety Junior of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023.

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.

One interviewee describes members as “market leaders in their area” and another adds that “they are as comfortable dealing with complex white-collar crime cases as with highly sensitive and serious general crime cases.”

“2 Hare Court has a very knowledgeable and impressive offering of counsel.”

“The set has a high calibre of both senior and junior barristers, all of which have in-depth experience of professional discipline.” Another says: “2 Hare Court have an outstanding professional discipline and regulatory practice. The entire set has wonderful expertise, and they can always offer a top-class barrister to assist.”

“The team offers an excellent level of service. They are very responsive and regularly go above and beyond.”

“They have very sophisticated clerking with a commercial awareness that sets them apart.” and “They are responsive, flexible and willing to think outside the box.”

“2 Hare Court are fortunate to have such a dedicated set of clerks. They are always very keen to help and will respond timely to enquiries positively.” And “The service of the clerking team is excellent.”

“An excellent clerking team in my experience: quick to respond, offering solutions if something is not possible.”

Julian Campbell, the director of clerking, “is excellent and makes every effort to accommodate the client’s needs. He always works hard to try to cover urgent cases that come up and his assistance is always very much appreciated.” And “Julian Campbell is great – he’s got good commercial nous and he knows how to add value on that side. They’ve also got a newsletter I find quite valuable.”

Campbell’s team includes Senior Practice Clerk Jack Shah who “tells you exactly how it is – he describes his barristers’ qualities down to a T.” And Chloe Tennent who one interviewee describes as very, very reliable. I have great admiration for her hard work and diligence.”

Julian’s team also includes Louis Lockwood quoted here, “The clerking term provide an excellent service; Louis Lockwood goes out of his way to assist. When we contact Louis with urgent enquiries he always provides a prompt response and takes proactive steps to find a solution.” And also, “The clerks, especially Louis Lockwood, are an absolute credit to the set and deserve the utmost praise. Without fail, they respond within a matter of minutes at times, with a list of suitable counsel.”

To read the full set overview please click here.

More information on our barristers and work can be found at


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