News and Events - Sophia Dower

21st Feb 2022News

Sophia Dower’s client acquitted in extraordinary case of kidnap by fraud

After a trial lasting 6 weeks before Reading Crown Court, Sophia’s client (AD) was one of two defendants, out of eight, to be acquitted of kidnap. The circumstances of the case were highly unusual, given that the vast majority of kidnap offences involve force, as opposed to fraud. At the time of the offence, the […]

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 […]

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory Group Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the 2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory Newsletter Alexandra  Tampakopoulos Editor Welcome to the autumn edition of the 2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory newsletter.  Highlights include: a review by Kate Blackwell QC and Nikita McNeill of the recent High Court case of R v Morahan [2021] which provides important clarification […]

1st Apr 2021News

Racially aggravated assault of a blind Complainant at the “Magic Mike” show – Sophia Dower acts for client in this acquittal

Mrs Best, a professional woman of previous good character, was charged with racially aggravated assault by beating against a young, blind, Muslim complainant. The alleged offence took place at the “Magic Mike” concert at the London Hippodrome where both individuals were sat next to each-other in the front row. The Complainant alleged that during the […]