News and Events - Criminal Defence


6th Mar 2020News

Martin Hicks QC secures suspended sentence for seafood trader who smuggled £53million of endangered eels from UK to the Far East over 2 year period

GK, 66, transported rare elvers from London to Hong Kong hidden underneath other fish in 14 separate consignments between 2015 and 2017. He was caught after Border Force officers found 200kg of the European “glass eels” (Anguilla anguilla), which are critically endangered (CITES Appendix II), at Heathrow airport in the first seizure of its kind […]

27th Feb 2020News

Narita Bahra QC & Harry Bentley defend in Cardiff murder

The trial of 4 defendants lasted 8 weeks before a High Court judge in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. The victim was an 18 year old Somalian who was stabbed 21 times in a lane near to the Cardiff University Students Union. Multiple eye-witnesses from the University saw the attack and gave evidence for […]

17th Feb 2020News

2 Hare Court Welcomes Rebecca Erkan-Bax

Chambers are delighted to announce that Rebecca Erkan-Bax (previously of 4 Breams Buildings) has accepted an invitation to join 2 Hare Court.  Rebecca has a successful and substantial criminal practice with a focus on business crime and fraud. She has a range of experience prosecuting and defending individuals accused of serious criminal offences. Please direct all enquiries to Director […]

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