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Max Hardy

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A specialist criminal and regulatory practitioner Max defends and prosecutes at the highest level; he is a Grade 4 prosecutor appointed to the Rape List and the Fraud, Organised Crime and Counter-Terrorism Panels. Max has refined his skills and knowledge during secondments with financial and medical regulators. In 2018 he was seconded to the Homicide Team of CPS London managing murder and fatal traffic cases and has brought the insights he gleaned there to bear in his growing murder practice. Max has particular expertise in serious sexual offences especially those with sensitive cultural and gender dimensions. Max collaborates well with professional and lay clients understanding that clients want fast results and simple solutions. Max was part of Rebekah Brooks’ successful defence team. Max is an accredited advocacy trainer and pupil supervisor entrusted with educating the next generation of barristers. In 2014 Max was chair of the Young Bar served on the Bar Council and CBA for many years. He writes for national newspapers and speaks on national and local radio. Max is also a TV legal consultant and blogger.

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Italian and conversational German