Jonathan Laidlaw KC

Jonathan Laidlaw KC

“a stellar silk…his advocacy is superb…fantastic”

Chambers UK 2022
Year of call: 1982 KC: 2008
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Private Prosecution

Formerly a First Senior Treasury Counsel, Jonathan Laidlaw KC has been described as the leading and most sought after silk in this area, following the success of the Allseas case – the biggest fraud case brought by way of a private prosecution and Supreme’s case which resulted in convictions in the summer of 2021. He now advises both individuals and major companies (both here, in the US and in Russia) as to the viability of both bringing and defending against private prosecutions following commercial litigation in London.

In recent years Jonathan Laidlaw KC has advised a number of successful claimants in Commercial Court proceedings in respect of the bringing of private prosecutions including Highland (the Texas hedge fund) and Allseas SA in their successful prosecution of Paul Sultana following two long trials at Southwark Crown Court. More recently he acted for an accountant whose case, brought by way of private prosecution, was stayed for abuse and for the CEO of the casino in the Summit Partners case which resulted in all those charges being dismissed.

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