News and Events - Criminal Defence


2nd Sep 2020News

Narita Bahra QC and Harry Bentley secure acquittals for defendant dubbed “The Master Mind” in three multi handed drugs conspiracies involving encrypted telephones.

Narita Bahra QC leading Harry Bentley secure acquittals for the outstanding defendant dubbed “The Master Mind” in three multi handed drugs conspiracies involving encrypted telephones. The prosecution alleged the client was the leading figure in three separate drugs conspiracies; arranging the exportation, production and supply of Class A, B and C drugs through prestigious universities. The Crown alleged […]

1st Sep 2020News

2 Hare Court Welcomes Kate Blackwell QC

We are delighted to announce that Kate Blackwell QC commenced tenancy at 2 Hare Court on 1st September 2020. Kate joins us from Lincoln House Chambers, Manchester, where she remains a member. Kate is a leading practitioner specialising in public inquiries and criminal law. She is sought after for high-profile cases and is instructed by leading […]

31st Aug 2020News

Mark Graffius QC and Sophia Dower secure a Not Guilty verdict in historic murder trial

Mark Graffius QC and Sophia Dower secure a Not Guilty verdict in historic murder trial at Chelmsford Crown Court. This was one of the first trials to successfully take place under the new Covid-19 safety measures implemented in the Crown Court. On 26 December 1998, Grant Byrom suffered a fatal stab wound to the heart […]

5th Aug 2020News

A new guideline for sentencing offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders and neurological impairments has been published by the Sentencing Council

The guideline comes into force on 1 October 2020 and applies to adults who at the time of the offence, and/or at the time of sentencing, have any mental disorder, neurological impairment or developmental disorder. The non-exhaustive range of conditions covered by the guideline is notably wide-ranging, and includes: Mental disorders – conditions like schizophrenia, […]