Training & Knowledge: Hannah Thomas

8th Mar 2021Blog

The competing rights of women in sport

On International Women’s Day, Chris Foulkes and Hannah Thomas examine the case of Mokgadi Caster Semenya and her appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. Ms Semenya is challenging the discriminatory effect of the 2018 World Athletics[1] regulations which prevent athletes with disorders of sexual development from competing in certain female athletics events without […]

9th Feb 2021Newsletters

Regulating the fast fashion industry: what does the future hold?

On 24th  September 2020 the Independent Review into the boohoo Group PLC’s[1] Leicester supply chain (‘the Boohoo Review’) was published. It was conducted by Alison Levitt QC, assisted by a team of barristers at 2 Hare Court, including James Buchanan, Grace Forbes and Hannah Thomas[2], instructed by Jason Cropper of TLT Solicitors. The Boohoo Review […]

2nd Nov 2020Newsletters

Vigilante justice: is evidence obtained by ‘paedophile hunter’ groups admissible in criminal proceedings?

Introduction On 15 July 2020 the Supreme Court handed down its findings in Sutherland (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Respondent) (Scotland) [2020] UKSC 32. The appeal concerned the use of evidence gathered by ‘paedophile hunter’ groups in public prosecutions (ie. group members posing as underage children online to ‘trap’ paedophiles) and whether the use of […]

24th Jun 2020News

2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Summer Newsletter

  2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Newsletter June 2020   Contents   Introduction   A look into the remote future: Andrew Colman and Natasha Ricioppo   Keep calm and carry on (remotely) – One Blackfriars: Lewis Macdonald   The impact of Coronavirus on Inquests: Tom Day   Reviving Article 2 – Re Dalton: Hannah Thomas […]

8th Oct 2019Newsletters

Increasing Regulation of Private Prosecutions

We are currently living in an era where private prosecutions are fast becoming commonplace. The past few years have seen a significant rise in the number of prosecutions brought privately, particularly in cases involving fraud. Whether this is the result of police indifference to financial crime or whether the private prosecutor simply has more energy […]