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17th Sep 2018Newsletters

Private Prosecution Newsletter

Welcome to this inaugural edition of 2 Hare Court’s Private Prosecutions Group’s newsletter; we hope that it finds you refreshed after a summer break. In this edition: Oliver Glasgow QC and Lewis MacDonald write about the gathering of evidence with a view to bringing a private prosecution, suggesting that private prosecutors should have greater investigatory […]

5th Sep 2018News

2 Hare Court Members Shortlisted in Chambers Bar Awards 2018

Chambers are delighted to announce that 3 members have been shortlisted in 3 categories in the Chambers Bar Awards 2018. Health and Safety: Junior of the Year – Alexandra Tampakopoulos Crime/Extradition: Junior of the Year – David Whittaker Professional Discipline: Junior of the Year – Andrew Hurst The 2018 Chambers Bar Awards will be held […]

12th Jun 2018News

Largest ever privately prosecuted fraud

What is being reported to have been the biggest fraud ever prosecuted privately ended yesterday at Southwark Crown Court with the conviction of Paul Sultana. He was one of a team of fraudsters who defrauded the Allseas Group (a Swiss oil and gas company) of €100m. The defendant was sentenced to a term of eight […]

25th May 2018Newsflash

The Duty of Candour: “its importance cannot be overstated”

All right thinking practitioners who work in the field of private prosecutions will welcome this important decision which reaffirms (as if reaffirmation was needed) the duty of candour upon all prosecutors, public and private, when applying ex parte for a summons. On 23 May 2018 the Division Court (Gross LJ and Sweeney J) gave judgment […]

5th Mar 2018News

Brian O’Neill QC and Sarah Przybylska win costs hearing following successful defence of Private Prosecution

Following a fully contested two days hearing, Brian O’Neill QC and Sarah Przybylska have secured s.19 costs for their clients (two senior professionals) against a private prosecutor.  The defendants had been accused of conspiracy to defraud in a private prosecution brought against them and another by the daughter of a client.  Following successful representations the […]

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