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21st Dec 2023News

Guilty verdicts in quadruple murder trial

A jury at the Central Criminal Court has found Joshua Jacques, aged 29, guilty on four counts of murder.  He had stabbed to death members of three generations from the same family.  His case was that he was guilty only of manslaughter, by reason of diminished responsibility.  Two psychiatrists were called on his behalf, who […]

8th Dec 2023News

Representations by Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC result in prosecution offering no evidence in an allegation of non fatal strangulation and assault

The defendant was indicted for allegations of non fatal strangulation and assault against his former partner and her friend. The allegation was almost immediately withdrawn by the complainants, but the CPS initially decided that the case should continue. The defendant, a mature professional man, changed representation and instructed Peters & Peters and Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC. […]

5th Dec 2023Newsletters

2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Professional Discipline Newsletter.   Christopher Geering & Ben Rich Editors Foreword Hello and welcome to a bumper Winter/Christmas edition of the 2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Newsletter. This edition starts with an issue that might seem a little obscure. We live in an era of remote hearings, so […]

5th Dec 2023News

Driver cleared by jury in tragic double fatality case, Michael Rawlinson defending

A driver who was involved in a tragic accident which claimed the lives of two motorcyclists has been cleared of causing their deaths by careless driving. He was represented at trial by Michael Rawlinson of 2 Hare Court. The jury took just 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach unanimous not guilty verdicts in the […]