News and Events - Private Prosecution


1st Feb 2021Newsletters

2 Hare Court Private Prosecutions’ Group Newsletter

Welcome to our first Private Prosecutions’ Group newsletter of 2021. Brian O’Neill QC Editor No newsletter at the start of a new year would be complete without a review of the preceding one.  And whilst 2020 was truly an annus horribilis, it was not without its developments in the world of private prosecutions as Fiona […]

13th Oct 2020News

Mirchandani – some good news for Private Prosecutors

It is well established that private prosecutors may pursue confiscation proceedings in the Crown Court and that confiscation proceedings, as part of the sentencing process, are properly classified as part of the criminal proceedings. As such, if successful, a private prosecutor can expect to recover from central funds costs incurred in such proceedings[1], under s.17 […]

12th Oct 2020News

Justice Select Committee Report Published – Safeguards in Private Prosecutions

Gavin Irwin explores the report’s key recommendations On 7 July 2020, Alison Levitt QC gave evidence before the Justice Select Committee, on behalf of the Private Prosecutors’ Association, on safeguards in private prosecutions[1].  Separately, the 2 Hare Court Private Prosecutions’ Group made written representations to the Committee[2]. On 2 October 2020, the Committee published its […]

6th Jul 2020News

Newsflash from the Private Prosecution Group

From the Private Prosecution Group Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC 2 Hare Court Temple London   The Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC is a leading set of barristers with significant experience in bringing, and defending, private prosecutions: On Tuesday, 7th July, Alison Levitt QC, (Private Prosecutors’ Association, Committee member) will give evidence before the House […]