Jonathan Laidlaw QC

Jonathan Laidlaw QC

“a superstar” - Legal 500 2017

“as big a name as there is” - Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1982 QC: 2008
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Inquests & Public Inquiries

Apart from advisory and trial advocacy work, Jonathan Laidlaw QC also makes appearances in inquests and acts in public inquiries. Most recently he has represented Fluor in the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm Inquest, The Football Association in the Hillsborough Inquests, Statoil in the In Amenas Inquests and a core participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. He also has experience in military inquests and coronial inquisitions arising from deaths overseas.

In respect of the Hillsborough Inquests it is said in the 2016 Chambers and Partners Guide, “he is absolutely fantastic in Hillsborough” and that there he has been “enormously impressive.” The 2017 guide says Jonathan Laidlaw QC 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” and describes him possessing “enormous deftness of touch and skill in questioning” with “amazing gravitas”. The 2018 guide says, “He has phenomenal client care and very good attention to detail. He is measured and makes himself available even though he is very busy. He instils confidence in the client … [a] great natural talent and authority. A massive breadth of experience of crime and regulation to draw upon.” 

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