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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Private Prosecution

Jonathan Laidlaw QC’s time as Treasury Counsel has given him enormous experience in managing the pre-charge preparation of long-running investigations, developing case strategy through to trial and in running teams of investigators and lawyers.

Whilst he no longer acts for the public prosecutors he 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 he presently acts for the Allseas Group in their prosecution of Paul Sultana for fraud and for the Bruno Manser Fund.

The 2018 Chambers guide describes him as “a highly able advocate in private prosecutions”.

Jonathan Laidlaw QC also acts for Chief Constable Boutcher who is leading Operation Kenova’s investigation into the alleged activities of ‘Stakeknife’ in Northern Ireland.

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