News and Events - Jonathan Kinnear QC


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 […]

24th Jan 2020News

Sports Law Group Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter edition of the Sports Law Group Newsletter. Christopher Coltart QC Editor A note from the editor Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 2 Hare Court has a burgeoning sports law practice, with members instructed in disciplinary cases involving football, rugby, athletics, horseracing and other sports.  This has led to appearances […]