News and Events - Jonathan Kinnear QC


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 […]

4th Oct 2021News

Jonathan Kinnear QC and Howard Watkinson act in $8 billion corruption case

Jonathan Kinnear QC and Howard Watkinson (along with Tom Payne from Red Lion Court) acted for the SFO in the prosecution and sentence of Petrofac Limited. On 1 October 2021 Petrofac entered guilty pleas to seven counts of failing to prevent bribery, contrary to s.7 of the Bribery Act 2010 in respect of corrupt contracts […]

5th Feb 2021News

Jonathan Kinnear QC acts in landmark EncroChat decision

The Court of Appeal delivered judgment today in respect of the admissibility of evidence obtained by the National Crime Agency from the French and Dutch authorities who had infiltrated EncroChat, a bespoke encrypted global communication service said to have been used exclusively by criminals. The provision of the evidence led to the UK’s largest ever law […]

15th Jan 2021News

Jonathan Kinnear QC and Howard Watkinson act for SFO in respect of guilty pleas to the winning of multi-billion dollar contracts in the UAE

In connection with the SFO’s ongoing investigation into Petrofac Limited and its subsidiaries (Petrofac), David Lufkin, a British national and the former Global Head of Sales at Petrofac, yesterday pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to three counts of bribery.  The offences relate to corrupt offers and payments made between 2012 and 2018 to influence […]

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 […]