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Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC

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

David Whittaker

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

Position

David Whittaker has considerable experience in most forms of serious crime. He is regularly instructed to defend in complex fraud cases brought by the SFO and FCA; receives private instructions in general crime; and is increasingly instructed on behalf of corporate bodies and their officers in Health & Safety investigations. Recent cases of fraud include Operation Tabernula (representing a trader charged with insider dealing) and Operation Cotton (representing defendant in the largest land banking scheme). In general crime in 2017 he has secured acquittals for two professionals charged separately with coercive and controlling behaviour in a marriage; in R v H he successfully represented a lead defendant in a large cocaine conspiracy; and a banking employee was acquitted of a sexual offence. He also defends in serious motoring cases. In Health & Safety matters in 2017 he has secured the acquittal of a building company charged over the death of a sub-contractor and he has represented other companies following pleas of guilty and, also, care home providers charged under the 2014 Health and Social Care Act Regulations.

Career

Qualified 1986.

Member

Criminal Bar Association; SE Circuit; Health and Safety Lawyer’s Association, Association for Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

Education

University College, London, BA (Hons); City University, Dip Law.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

David Whittaker - 2 Hare CourtSimply the most capable advocate around.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – 2019 silks

David Whittaker QC - 2 Hare CourtA constant joy to work with.

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