News and Events - Criminal Prosecution - Private

27th Nov 2018News

Costs Order Successfully Secured Against Private Prosecutor for Improperly Commencing Criminal Proceedings

Will Martin has successfully secured a costs order against a private prosecutor for improperly commenced criminal proceedings against his clients, three businessmen. The private prosecutor, a solicitor, instigated proceedings alleging a conspiracy to blackmail. The allegations resulted from the private prosecutor’s acrimonious purchase of a London property owned by two of the businessmen. The prosecution […]

14th Nov 2018News

Head of White Collar Crime at Mishcon de Reya Joins 2 Hare Court

The Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC, 2 Hare Court, are delighted to announce that they will be joined from 19th November by Alison Levitt QC. Alison was previously at Mishcon de Reya having founded their successful White Collar Crime and Investigations Group in March 2014. Alison said: “I am delighted to be joining 2 Hare […]

8th Oct 2018News

Brian O’Neill QC Secures Acquittal in Long Running Civil Private Prosecution

Brian O’Neill QC has secured the acquittal of K in a private prosecution brought against him following long running civil proceedings.  K was accused of fraud relating to the issue of gas safe certificates; what might be described as a ‘health and safety fraud’.  Following a three weeks trial earlier this year, at which an […]