2 Hare Court is a well-regarded criminal set which is regularly called upon to act for and advise corporates, individual directors, local authorities and enforcement bodies such as the HSE and Environment Agency. Members are experienced in the handling of health and safety matters relating to deaths at work and in care homes, as well as complex enforcement matters involving hazardous substance accidents. The team is highly regarded for its expertise in corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter cases. The set's tenants also frequently appear at inquests and high-profile public inquiries. High-profile work handled by the set includes acting for Pret-a-Manger following a series of allergen cases. Interviewees report: "The barristers at 2 Hare Court are very professional, experienced and efficient."
"Julian Campbell goes above and beyond."
"The clerks are responsive."
"They are very helpful."
Jonathan Laidlaw KC is an expert advocate, lauded for the breadth of his expertise in health and safety cases, public inquiries and inquests. He defends companies and directors in regulatory, disciplinary and professional matters, and regularly acts for those facing prosecution by the HSE. He is now highly sought after in the US market to represent corporates facing health and safety prosecutions, particularly those concerning corporate manslaughter.
"Jonathan has a deep knowledge and an ability to predict, anticipate and navigate safely through some complex issues."
"He leads the case from a strategic and tactical point of view."
"He is excellent with clients."
"Jonathan has an amazing ability to assimilate information in a short space of time and pull it all together in court."
James Buchanan is recognised for his involvement in complicated health and safety cases, predominantly those relating to workplace accidents. He acts for clients in various sectors including the construction and transport industries. Buchanan comes highly recommended for his capabilities in representing major corporate bodies facing prosecution and investigation.
"James delivers a very attentive level of service."
"He is a team player and an effective advocate."
Craig Ferguson is an expert defence practitioner who represents corporate bodies and professional individuals in fatal accident cases. He has significant experience in a range of sectors including the oil and gas, transport and construction industries. Ferguson possesses particular expertise in handling criminal regulatory cases arising from fatal accidents and catastrophic injuries.
"Craig is an assured advocate. He inspires confidence."
"His advice is excellent and his judgement is excellent. He prepares well and is amazing in court."
Tom Day is well regarded for his representation of a range of clients in prosecutions brought under the HSWA. His enviable client list includes charitable bodies and individuals, as well as several corporates and their directors. He is well versed in matters arising in the construction sector, and is noted for his expert handling of prosecutions arising from injuries sustained while working at height and other accidents in the workplace.
"Tom has really good client care skills."
"He is very effective."
Alexandra Tampakopoulos handles a diverse caseload of regulatory work and acts for the defence in highly complex health and safety cases, many of which arise from fatalities. She also appears in high-profile inquests. She is also regularly called upon to advise on food safety matters.
"She argues points persuasively."
"Alexandra has a mastery of the case and is very good with clients."