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18th Jul 2019News

Code for Private Prosecutors Published

The recent decision in Johnson [2019] EWHC 1709 (Admin) has thrown private prosecutions into the spotlight as never before and so it is especially timely that the Private Prosecutors’ Association (‘PPA’) has published the first edition of the Code for Private Prosecutors (the Code’). The Code is essential reading for those contemplating bringing any type […]

26th Feb 2019News

Private Prosecution Newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of 2 Hare Court’s Private Prosecutions Group newsletter. In this edition: Alison Levitt QC and Hannah Thomas discuss how to take steps that are quite routine for a public prosecutor but pose more difficulties for a private prosecutor, namely obtaining fingerprint evidence at the investigation stage, and obtaining an […]

4th Dec 2018News

2 Hare Court Receives Multiple Nominations in Legal 500 2019 Awards

Chambers are delighted to announce that 2 Hare Court has been shortlisted for Crime Set of the Year in the Legal 500 2019 Awards. We are pleased to have received nominations for 3 members of Chambers: Sallie Bennett Jenkins QC – shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year Christopher Coltart QC – shortlisted for Crime […]

17th Sep 2018Newsletters

Private Prosecution Newsletter

Welcome to this inaugural edition of 2 Hare Court’s Private Prosecutions Group’s newsletter; we hope that it finds you refreshed after a summer break. In this edition: Oliver Glasgow QC and Lewis MacDonald write about the gathering of evidence with a view to bringing a private prosecution, suggesting that private prosecutors should have greater investigatory […]

15th May 2018Newsflash

Defending Directors: Hidden Gems in the Companies Act 2006

Lurking within the Companies Act 2006 are a number of strict liability offences, which are coupled with ‘reverse burden’ statutory defences (ie. those which require a director to prove the defence in question). In the event of prosecutions under these provisions, there are two interesting questions for defence practitioners to consider, namely (a) the extent […]

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