News and Events - Lewis MacDonald


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 Dec 2020News

Beckwith v SRA – Private lives restored?

The ex-Freshfield partner Ryan Beckwith has successfully overturned findings that his sexual activity with an associate in his department breached his duties to act with integrity and behave in a way that maintains public trust. Important for too many reasons to cover in a single newsflash, Mr Justice Swift’s judgment is primarily examined here as […]

15th Jun 2020News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Lewis MacDonald, instructed by Ian Ryan of Howard Kennedy, act for client cleared in the Baker McKenzie case at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Lewis MacDonald represented the at the time Human Resources Director at Baker McKenzie LLP, in relation to his conduct of an investigation into the Managing Partner’s sexual harassment of a junior associate in 2012. He was cleared of all charges by the SDT on Friday, on the basis of “the overwhelming […]

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 […]

31st Oct 2019News

Business Crime & Financial Services Group Newsletter

Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of the Business Crime & Financial Services Group Newsletter. In this edition: • Fiona Robertson considers the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) entered into by the SFO and Serco Geografix Ltd. This is the first time a parent company has given undertakings in relation to a DPA entered into by […]