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Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
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Fax 020 7353 0667
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444 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.2harecourt.com

Gudrun Young

Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
Email:
2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC)

Position

Gudrun Young is a highly specialized criminal advocate. She has extensive experience in defending at the highest level in the most serious of cases including murder, violence, organized crime, drug importation and all aspects of financial crime such as complex fraud, corruption money laundering and confiscation.  She has particular expertise in conducting sexual cases, acting as both leading and junior counsel. She regularly deals with complex and sensitive matters involving children and vulnerable witnesses and allegations of institutional and historic sexual abuse.  Current and recent cases include: conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud, multi-handed murder case involving rival Sri Lankan gangs, conspiracy to commit double murder following an undercover surveillance operation of a criminal network supplying drugs throughout the whole of the South East of England, large-scale people-trafficking, a “grooming” case involving a gang accused of the rape, sexual assault and forced prostitution of vulnerable girls, a prison officer accused of misfeasance in a public office and a case in which a well-known footballer was accused of sexual offences which attracted widespread publicity. In recent years, she has extended her expertise to regulatory crime, civil fraud, professional discipline and personal injury.  She has recently defended in civil proceedings in a complex occupational stress claim and a high profile case on behalf of a company accused of being “the worst gang masters in the UK”.  

Career

Called 2001; Gray’s Inn.

Member

Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit.

Education

Undergraduate degree at King’s College, University of Cambridge, and also holds a MA in Political Philosophy.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Gudrun Young - 2 Hare CourtExtremely talented – she is good with clients, hardworking and puts effort into everything.

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