Jonathan Laidlaw KC

Jonathan Laidlaw KC

“An incredible advocate … fantastic in every way.”
“Simply the best … there is a reason he is constantly involved in the biggest cases.”

Chambers UK 2024
Legal 500 UK 2024
Year of call: 1982 KC: 2008
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Inquests & Public Inquiries

Apart from advisory and trial advocacy work, Jonathan Laidlaw KC also makes appearances in inquests and acts in public inquiries. More recently he has represented Fluor in the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm Inquest; The FA in the Hillsborough Inquests; Statoil in the In Amenas Inquests; core participants in the Grenfell Tower and the Manchester Arena Bombing inquiries; Pret a Manger in the Bristol Inquest; and Live Nation in the Brixton Academy investigation. He also has experience in military inquests and coronial inquisitions arising from deaths overseas.

The 2023 Chambers guide said, “Jonathan Laidlaw KC is an experienced criminal and regulatory silk who is frequently instructed in significant inquests and public inquiries … he regularly advises businesses and regulators in such matters”. The guide described him as “so smart and [having] an amazing ability to assimilate information in a short amount of time and pull it all together in court” and says, “He is excellent with clients and very persuasive when addressing an audience”.

The 2024 Chambers guide says, “Jonathan provides excellent courtroom advocacy, and is effective in his support” … “He is a good advocate, and clients clearly think highly of him”.

Legal 500 (2024) say, “Jonathan is simply the best. He puts clients at ease in difficult circumstances, has a clear approach and articulate positions concisely. He is absolutely the one you want on your side!”.

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