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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 6 Practice Areas
Crime
28 Years Ranked
Financial Crime
9 Years Ranked
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Health & Safety
11 Years Ranked
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Provided by Jonathan Laidlaw KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Jonathan Laidlaw KC’s practice is predominantly in business and financial crime and in defending directors and companies. Much of his work, both for individuals and corporates here and abroad, is pre-charge and advisory in nature. He also appears in regulatory proceedings, public inquiries, major inquests, sporting tribunals and is asked to produce reports in silk-led inquiries and to provide advice to litigants in commercial litigation considering launching private prosecutions.

Career

2013: Head of Chambers

2008-2010: First Senior Treasury Counsel

2008: King’s Counsel

2000-2008: Senior Treasury Counsel

1995-2000: Junior Treasury Counsel

1995: Recorder

1982: Called

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Private Prosecution Association

Fraud Lawyers Association

Health & Safety Lawyers Association

South Eastern Circuit

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Crime - London (Bar)
Star Individuals

Jonathan Laidlaw KC
Jonathan Laidlaw KC is an impressive and highly regarded silk with over 15 years of Treasury Counsel experience, who now specialises only in private defence work spanning the areas of general crime, business crime and regulatory work, among others. He represents both individuals and companies in a vast range of complex criminal matters. Laidlaw is an expert in both domestic and international criminal cases.


Financial Crime - London (Bar)
Star Individuals

Jonathan Laidlaw KC
Jonathan Laidlaw KC is a top barrister with a wide-ranging practice in financial crime. Having served as First Senior Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey, he has in recent years been involved in major SFO investigations into alleged corruption and market manipulation offences. He is highly rated for his defence of directors and companies facing fraud charges, and is noted for his adept handling of cases involving private prosecutions.


Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Jonathan Laidlaw KC
Jonathan Laidlaw KC is a top barrister with a wide-ranging practice in financial crime. Having served as First Senior Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey, he has in recent years been involved in major SFO investigations into alleged corruption and market manipulation offences. He is highly rated for his defence of directors and companies facing fraud charges, and is noted for his adept handling of cases involving private prosecutions.


Health & Safety - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Jonathan Laidlaw KC
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.


Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Jonathan Laidlaw KC
Jonathan Laidlaw KC is an experienced criminal and regulatory silk who is frequently instructed in significant inquests and public inquiries. He has considerable experience of inquests involving health and safety. He regularly advises businesses and regulators in such matters.


Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions - London (Bar)
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Jonathan Laidlaw KC
Jonathan Laidlaw KC is a top barrister with a wide-ranging practice in financial crime. Having served as First Senior Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey, he has in recent years been involved in major SFO investigations into alleged corruption and market manipulation offences. He is highly rated for his defence of directors and companies facing fraud charges, and is noted for his adept handling of cases involving private prosecutions.

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