News and Events - Fiona Robertson


1st Feb 2021Newsletters

2 Hare Court Private Prosecutions’ Group Newsletter

Welcome to our first Private Prosecutions’ Group newsletter of 2021. Brian O’Neill QC Editor No newsletter at the start of a new year would be complete without a review of the preceding one.  And whilst 2020 was truly an annus horribilis, it was not without its developments in the world of private prosecutions as Fiona […]

13th Jan 2021News

Fiona Robertson appears in Reading terrorism case

Fiona Robertson represented Khairi Saadallah who pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder before Sweeney J at the Central Criminal Court. The offences were committed in Reading in the early evening of Saturday 20 June 2020 as members of the public relaxed in Forbury Gardens following the relaxation of […]

6th Jan 2021News

Eight members of 2 Hare Court appointed to SFO panels of external counsel

Eight members of Chambers have been appointed to the Serious Fraud Office’s panels of external counsel, affirming Chambers’ expertise in complex financial crime. Chambers would like to congratulate Brian O’Neill QC (QC Panel), Jonathan Kinnear QC (QC Panel), Chris Foulkes (Panel A), Angus Bunyan (Panel A), Howard Watkinson (Panel B), Fiona Robertson (Panel B), Will […]

3rd Nov 2020News

Mark Graffius QC and Fiona Robertson secure Not Guilty verdict in Lockdown murder

Mark Graffius QC and Fiona Robertson secured a not guilty verdict for their client, Tomasz Lazdauskas, who was accused of beating the victim to death in his back garden in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The prosecution alleged the murder was motivated by drunken, jealous rage after the victim had expressed a romantic interest in the defendant’s wife […]

13th Oct 2020News

Mirchandani – some good news for Private Prosecutors

It is well established that private prosecutors may pursue confiscation proceedings in the Crown Court and that confiscation proceedings, as part of the sentencing process, are properly classified as part of the criminal proceedings. As such, if successful, a private prosecutor can expect to recover from central funds costs incurred in such proceedings[1], under s.17 […]