2 Hare Court

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2 Hare Court
Headquarters City of London, EC4
United Kingdom
No. of lawyers 61 practitioners[1]
Major practice areas Crime, regulatory[2]
Key people Jonathan Laidlaw QC[3]
Date founded 1567 (1567)[4]
Company type Professional limited liability partnership
Website 2HareCourt.com

2 Hare Court is a set of barristers chambers specialising in criminal and regulatory law,[2] located in the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of court.[5] Established in the 1967,[6] It employs 61 barristers,[7] including 16 Queens' Counsel and several former prosecutors, including those who have acted as First Senior, Senior and Junior Treasury Counsel - barristers appointed by the Attorney General to prosecute the most serious and complex criminal cases to come before the courts.[8]

2 Hare Court building, located in the Inner Temple.

History[edit]

2 Hare Court is a Grade I listed building that houses barristers' chambers in the Inner Temple.[6] It was named after a nephew of Sir Nicholas Hare, also named Nicholas Hare,[4] who built the first set in 1567.[6] The original buildings were destroyed in a fire in 1678,[9] and the building which is now 1 Hare Court dates from the reconstruction.[10] In 2000, 2 Hare Court building was extensively refurbished.[11]

Practice areas[edit]

The set's practice areas include:

Notable members[edit]

Members of chambers have prosecuted and defended in many high-profile criminal cases, including murder and terrorism, with head of chambers Jonathan Laidlaw QC[3] defending News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks accused of phone hacking,[12] Oliver Glasgow QC prosecuting Constance Briscoe, barrister and a part-time judge[13] who was imprisoned for perverting course of justice in Chris Huhne scandal,[14] Robert Rinder, barrister specialising in financial crime[15] best known for his role on the reality courtroom series Judge Rinder,[16] who in September 2016 became the first daytime TV judge to compete in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing,[17] and Orlando Pownall QC who represented the Premier League footballer Adam Johnson[18] at a trial over child sex allegations.[19]

Former notable members[edit]

Former members include The Hon. Mr Justice Edis,[20] who practised in chambers until 2013 when he was appointed a Justice of the High Court,[21] and Dame Bobbie Cheema-Grubb,[22] former member who practised in chambers until November 2015,[23] when she was appointed a High Court judge.[24] David Pannick QC, former member,[25] acted for the lead claimant Gina Miller in the historic 11-justice Supreme Court case.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Law Pages: 2 Hare Court profile". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "2 Hare Court profile". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Lawyer of the week Jonathan Laidlaw, QC". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Sir Nicholas HARE of Bruisyard". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ "2 & 3 Hare Court Chambers, Inner Temple". 30 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Inner Temple Library: History". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ "2 Hare Court: Barristers". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Inner Temple Library: Present Buildings". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  9. ^ "City of London: Inner Temple buildings" (PDF). 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  10. ^ "2 Hare Court: About us". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Rebekah Brooks' legal team revealed as gagging order lifted". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  12. ^ "The financial affairs of former barrister and author Constance Briscoe, who was at the centre of the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal, are laid bare at the Old Bailey". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Disgraced barrister Constance Briscoe left penniless, court told". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Judge Rinder 'litigant' claims to have faked legal row to secure £5,000 ITV payout". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  15. ^ "2 Hare Court barrister set to be UK's telly Judge Judy". 30 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Judge Rinder joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Adam Johnson's alleged victim 'also got in touch with footballer Connor Wickham'". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Adam Johnson trial: Who is the high-flying lawyer defending the Sunderland winger?". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Andrew Elis QC". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Phone-hacking trial: who are the judge and lead prosecutor?". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  21. ^ "UK's first Asian woman HC judge is of Punjabi origin". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  22. ^ "High court appoints Bobbie Cheema-Grubb as its first Asian female judge". 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  23. ^ "The Honourable Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb is a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales". 2 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Don't judge me". 2 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Lawyer of the week: David Pannick, QC". 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.

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