News and Events - Jonathan Laidlaw QC


4th Sep 2020News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Christopher Gillespie appear at Manchester Arena Inquiry

Monday 7th September 2020 marks the beginning of the Public Inquiry into the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017. Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Christopher Gillespie instructed by Rob Elvin and Bethany Thompson of Squire Patton Boggs appear on behalf of the stewarding and crowd management company at […]

15th Jun 2020News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Lewis MacDonald, instructed by Ian Ryan of Howard Kennedy, act for client cleared in the Baker McKenzie case at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Lewis MacDonald represented the at the time Human Resources Director at Baker McKenzie LLP, in relation to his conduct of an investigation into the Managing Partner’s sexual harassment of a junior associate in 2012. He was cleared of all charges by the SDT on Friday, on the basis of “the overwhelming […]

2nd Mar 2020News

Grenfell Tower Inquiry hearings resume

Public Hearings have resumed in the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry. The Inquiry is now in it’s second phase which will focus upon the refurbishment of the tower, including the building and cladding work carried out from 2012 to 2016 and the aftermath of the fire. Members of chambers are instructed on behalf of a number […]

24th Jan 2020News

Sports Law Group Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter edition of the Sports Law Group Newsletter.   Christopher Coltart QC Editor A note from the editor Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 2 Hare Court has a burgeoning sports law practice, with members instructed in disciplinary cases involving football, rugby, athletics, horseracing and other sports.  This has led to […]

6th Dec 2019News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC defends in case dismissed from the Central Criminal Court today.

Following a hearing before the Supreme Court, charges of torture, allegedly committed during the first Liberian civil war in 1990 by Dr Agnes Taylor, were dismissed by Mr Justice Sweeney at the Central Criminal Court this morning.  Jonathan Laidlaw QC acted for the defendant, along with Steven Powles QC. Read more here and here. Jonathan […]

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