News and Events - Criminal Regulatory


7th Apr 2022News

James Buchanan defends director of roofing company

James Buchanan successfully defended the director of a roofing company, who was acquitted of gross negligence manslaughter today, following a four week trial at Brighton Crown Court, in front of Mr Justice Wall.   In July 2018, a subcontractor of Southern Asphalt Ltd sustained fatal injuries following a fall from a ladder whilst working on […]

24th Jan 2022News

Conspiracy to defraud trial results in conviction

Acting on behalf of Oxfordshire Trading Standards, Richard Heller prosecuted a complex matter which resulted in the conviction of the defendant, Lewis McEwan, for conspiring with an unidentified co-conspirator to defraud an elderly man by acquiring the freehold title to his home under an unauthorised reversion scheme, which would have resulted in the complainant transferring […]

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory Group Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the 2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory Newsletter Alexandra  Tampakopoulos Editor Welcome to the autumn edition of the 2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory newsletter.  Highlights include: a review by Kate Blackwell QC and Nikita McNeill of the recent High Court case of R v Morahan [2021] which provides important clarification […]

20th Aug 2021News

Noise Abatement Notice quashed on appeal: Michael Rawlinson appearing

Michael Rawlinson has successfully appealed a Noise Abatement Notice on behalf of a commercial premises based in North Hertfordshire. Following a contested two-day hearing, and extensive written and oral submissions, the District Judge accepted characterisation of the notice as “premature” and also criticised North Hertfordshire Council for failing to meaningfully investigate the complaint at all […]

24th Jun 2021News

The Times | Lawyer of the week: Kate Blackwell QC

Kate Blackwell QC was recently interviewed by The Times and named Lawyer of the Week. Kate has been Counsel to the Daniel Morgan Inquiry Panel for the last 8 years during which there has been forensic scrutiny of the numerous investigations and operations surrounding the murder of Daniel Morgan. The time taken by the Panel […]