News and Events - Jonathan Rees QC

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 […]

16th Aug 2018News

Jonathan Rees QC & Will Martin Successfully Prosecute Delroy Forrester for Unlawful Killing of his 11 Year Old Great-Niece

Jonathan Rees QC and Will Martin secured the conviction of Delroy Forrester for the unlawful killing of his 11 year old great-niece, Jasmine Forrester. In February 2018 Jasmine was subjected to a brutal and unprovoked attack in her great-grandmother’s home in Wolverhampton. A post-mortem examination revealed she had suffered more than 100 separate injuries during […]

2nd Feb 2018News

Finsbury Park Attacker Darren Osborne Sentenced to Life with a Minimum Term of 43 Years

Darren Osborne, prosecuted by Jonathan Rees QC and Sarah Przybylska, has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 43 years following his convictions for murder and attempted murder. Osborne drove a van into a group of people outside the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park last June, killing Makram Ali, 51, and injuring […]

23rd Nov 2017News

2 Hare Court Shortlisted in Legal 500 UK Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Crime Set of the Year in this years’ Legal 500 Awards. Many congratulations to Director of Clerking, Julian Campbell who has been shortlisted for Senior Clerk/Chief Executive of the Year and Jonathan Rees QC who has been shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year. Click here […]

16th Nov 2017News

11 Convictions Upheld in Rolf Harris Appeal

The Court of Appeal has upheld 11 indecent assault convictions of former artist and entertainer Rolf Harris. He had been convicted after a trial in June 2014, and sentenced to 5 years 9 months’ imprisonment. The 11 convictions were on the basis of historic allegations made by three women. Jonathan Rees QC and Julia Faure […]