News and Events - Jonathan Laidlaw QC


4th May 2021News

Pret cleared at Bristol Crown Court

Pret A Manger were acquitted this afternoon of a Food Safety Act allegation following a trial at Bristol Crown Court with the jury accepting that the company should have the statutory defence of due diligence available to it. Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Adam Payter (from 6 KBW College Hill) acted for Pret instructed by Richard […]

23rd Oct 2020News

Chambers & Partners UK 2021 Rankings Released

2 Hare Court is delighted to have received record rankings in this years’ Chambers & Partners UK Guide. Chambers now has 42 out of 66 members ranked as leaders’ in their field, with 58 rankings overall. Chambers has been recognised as a leader in their field for: Crime (Band 1) Financial Crime (Band 2) Professional […]

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 […]