News and Events - Sophia Dower

29th Sep 2023Events

2 Hare Court are looking forward to exhibiting at the Bar Council’s Pupillage Fair 2023

2 Hare Court will be exhibiting at the Bar Council’s Pupillage Fair this year where you will have the chance to get advice from barristers and discuss your prospects directly with representatives from our set. The Pupillage Fair is designed to arm you with everything you need to know about accessing the profession and starting […]

9th Feb 2023News

Sophia Dower acts for Just Stop Oil activist acquitted in wilful obstruction trial

Sophia Dower was instructed to represent Anne Richards, a climate change activist who was protesting as part of the Just Stop Oil’s campaign of Occupy Westminster during October last year. Ms Richards, an Emeritus Professor in Psychology, was charged alongside four other protestors with wilful obstruction of a highway after blocking Horseferry Road at the […]

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 […]