News and Events - Lewis MacDonald

1st Feb 2021Newsletters

2 Hare Court Private Prosecutions’ Group Newsletter

Welcome to our first Private Prosecutions’ Group newsletter of 2021. Brian O’Neill QC Editor No newsletter at the start of a new year would be complete without a review of the preceding one.  And whilst 2020 was truly an annus horribilis, it was not without its developments in the world of private prosecutions as Fiona […]

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 […]