Jonathan Laidlaw KC

Jonathan Laidlaw KC

"A Rolls-Royce of the criminal Bar. He is polished, incredibly smooth and just brilliant."

Chambers UK 2023
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. 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, core participants in the Grenfell Tower and the Manchester Arena Bombing inquiries and Pret a Manger in the Bristol Inquest. He also has experience in military inquests and coronial inquisitions arising from deaths overseas.

The 2020 Chambers and Partners guide said, “he brings a very good criminal law approach to handling an inquest and knows what may happen afterwards as well.”

The 2021 guide stated, “he is a class act in dealing with very, very tricky cases” and “he excels in his advocacy”.

The 2023 guide says. “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”.

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