News and Events - Gavin Irwin


12th May 2022News

Gavin Irwin successfully defends company director in £5million VAT evasion

Not guilty verdicts were recorded against Gavin’s client at Southwark Crown Court when the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence after considering an application to dismiss two charges of cheating the public revenue. The case focused on the proper deployment of an ‘option to tax’.  The sale of property is ordinarily exempt from VAT but […]

14th Oct 2021News

2 Hare Court are looking forward to exhibiting at the Bar Council’s Pupillage Fair 2021

Free of charge and held entirely online, the Bar Council’s Pupillage Fair this year will give you the chance to get advice from barristers and discuss your prospects directly with representatives from 2 Hare Court. The Pupillage Fair is designed to arm you with everything you need to know about accessing the profession and starting a […]

14th Oct 2021News

Martin Hicks QC, Chris Foulkes and Gavin Irwin acted for two former Quindell directors investigated by the SFO and which has now concluded without criminal charges

In Spring 2015, claimant personal injury law firm, Slater and Gordon, completed its acquisition of Quindell PLC’s (now Watchstone PLC) Professional Services Division, for a reported £637 million. The purchase was later described by the Law Society Gazette as one of the most “contentious acquisition deals in legal history … the most expensive ever by […]

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory Group Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the 2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory Newsletter Alexandra  Tampakopoulos Editor Welcome to the autumn edition of the 2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory newsletter.  Highlights include: a review by Kate Blackwell QC and Nikita McNeill of the recent High Court case of R v Morahan [2021] which provides important clarification […]