Members of 3 Hare Court handle dispute resolution, advisory and expert work across a wide range of commercial activity, both in the courts of England & Wales and overseas, and in domestic and international arbitration.

The breadth of the practices of many members of Chambers is such that there are rarely issues of fact and law that have not been encountered to some extent before; though members also have specialisms in particular fields of expertise, such as insurance, financial services, banking, complex financial products (especially derivatives), the sale of goods, civil fraud, commercial judicial review, shareholder disputes, directors’ duties and the law of insolvency. Members of Chambers are particularly well placed to advise and represent clients in cases that cross boundaries between areas of law.

Members have unparalleled experience of appellate work, especially in the Supreme Court and the Privy Council where they have together appeared in hundreds of reported cases, and they are known for the high quality of their advocacy.

Much of Chambers’ work has an international character, with many clients overseas and members appearing in courts and arbitrations overseas. Chambers is also well known for its expertise in private international law.

Commercial and related fields in which members practise include:

Recent examples of members’ experience include:

Pakistan International Airline Corp v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2023] A.C. 101, the leading modern case in the Supreme Court as to the circumstances in which a contract may be rescinded for economic duress.


Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2021] A.C. 39, the leading modern decision of the Supreme Court on the ‘reflective loss’ principle in company law.


Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago v Trinsalvage Enterprises Ltd [2023] 1 W.L.R. 4045, in which Lord Burrows (for the majority) and Lord Briggs (in the minority) disagreed about whether work done under a void contract with the government attracted a right to recover a quantum meruit in the law of unjust enrichment.


Lux Locations v Yida Zhang [2023] UKPC 3, in which the Privy Council, in this long-running commercial dispute in the Eastern Caribbean, recast the law as to the court’s duties when considering an application for default judgment in a case where the judge must give ‘such judgment as the claimant is entitled to on the statement of case’ (CPR r.12.12(1)).


Musst Holdings Limited v Astra Asset Management UK Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 128, about the non-applicability of a no-oral-variation clause to a novation.


R (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking) v Financial Conduct Authority, an ongoing challenge to the lawfulness of the FCA’s response to a report critical of its scheme for providing redress to the victims of mis-selling of interest-rate-hedging products.


Fossil (Gibraltar) Ltd v Commissioner of Income Tax (C-705/20) (2022), a decision of the European Court of Justice about the recovery of unlawful state aid.


Lifestyle Equities CV v Ahmed [2021] Bus. L.R. 1020, in which the Court of Appeal considered the principles of personal accessory liability for torts committed by a company. Judgment is pending on the appeal to the Supreme Court.


Betamax Ltd v State Trading Corporation [2021] UKPC 14, [2021] Bus LR 1253, a decision of the Privy Council on the construction of the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law 1985 in connection with public policy.


Official Receiver v Batmanghelidjh [2021] EWHC 175 (Ch), in which members of Chambers successfully defended the late Camilla Batmanghelidjh against disqualification in the aftermath of the collapse of the charity, Kids Company.


Re Paramount Powders (UK) Ltd [2020] B.C.L.C. 1, where the Court of Appeal gave guidance about the relevance of the claimant’s own misconduct to a claim to wind a company up on the ‘just and equitable’ ground.

Commercial barristers

Mark Strachan KC SC

Call: 1969Silk: 1987 | SC: 2013 (HK)

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Peter Knox KC

Call: 1983Silk: 2006

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Jeffrey Golden KC (Hon)*

Call: 1978Silk: 2022

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Malcolm Bishop KC

Call: 1968Silk: 1993

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Thomas Roe KC

Call: 1995Silk: 2014

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Tom Poole KC

Call: 2001Silk: 2021

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Daniel Feetham KC

Call: 1994Silk: 2016 (Gibraltar)

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William Evans

Call: 1977 (England & Wales) 2010 (BVI)

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Tim Prudhoe

Call: 1994

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Richard Samuel

Call: 1996

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Robert Strang

Call: 2003

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Asela Wijeyaratne

Call: 2008

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Rowan Pennington-Benton

Call: 2008

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Benjamin Channer

Call: 2008

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Christopher Loxton

Call: 2009

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Stephen Hackett

Stephen Hackett

Call: 2011

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Charles Sorensen

Call: 2011 (England & Wales) 2015 (Jersey)

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Charlotte Pope-Williams

Charlotte Pope-Williams

Call: 2011

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Andrew Barns-Graham

Call: 2011

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Jas Jandu

Call: 2014 (Barrister) | 2004 (Solicitor)

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Thomas Horton

Call: 2015

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Emily Moore

Call: 2016

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Alexandra Sidossis

Call: 2016

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Daniel Goldblatt

Call: 2017

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James Gale

Call: 2016

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Georgia Purnell

Call: 2018

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Samuel McNeil

Call: 2018

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Adam Riley

Call: 2018

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Katharine Bailey

Call: 2019

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Claire Errington

Call: 2021

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Anna Lancy

Call: 2021

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Rory Turnbull

Call: 2021

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Nicholas Leah

Call: 2022

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