Mr John Jones QC > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

Work Department

Criminal; Regulatory


John is a highly-acclaimed QC with over 39 years’ experience at the Bar, 19 of which have been in Silk. He is widely acknowledged as a ‘go-to’ advocate for major heavyweight criminal cases and is consistently recommended in the Legal Directories.

His practice encompasses:
• Fraud
• Money laundering
• Insider dealing/city-based regulatory crime
• Murder
• Manslaughter
• Historic sex abuse
• Terrorism

John has a well-established Criminal practice with heavy emphasis on all forms of serious fraud and ancillary issues, such as confiscation of proceeds of crime and money laundering.

He has extensive experience of both prosecuting and defending matters of serious crime including murder, manslaughter, historic sex abuse, drugs, all aspects of fraud and terrorism related offences. John also has a strong professional disciplinary and regulatory practice, with particular expertise in health and safety and environmental work.

Notable high profile cases from recent years include R v Lauren Coyle (and others), a case involving the manslaughter of a 19 month old child by her mother; R v Child case involving the murder of a mother by her son for gain. R v Edwards a missing body murder case set against a background of domestic violence involving four previous partners and R v Cavin, a force feeding manslaughter case.


Called 1981; QC 2002; Recorder


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit
  • Recorder
  • Associate Lecturer at the University of Northumbria
  • Guest lecturer at the University of Lancaster and University of Nottingham


  • LLB (University of Liverpool)
  • Middle Temple

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

John Jones QCExchange Chambers  ‘Attention to detail. Superb with the clients and juries alike. Overall a fantastic lawyer and advocate. My go-to silk.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

John Jones QCExchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers‘ financial crime and fraud team act in cases involving issues such as bribery and corporate corruption, corporate and investment fraud. John Jones QC has a strong background in handling fraud cases concerning issues including money laundering, corporate fraud and insider dealing. Ian Whitehurst has expertise in areas including on health and safety, environmental, information and revenue law. Michael Lavery has a broad fraud and complex crime practice.