Vivienne Tanchel > Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw KC
2 Hare Court


Vivienne is ranked in band 1 by Chambers and Partners for Financial Crime and tier 1 in The Legal 500 in Business and Regulatory Crime. She is also ranked in Criminal Fraud, Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law.

Vivienne’s practice focuses almost exclusively on representing corporate and professional defendants, in “white collar” financial crime and regulatory proceedings. Reviewers have noted that “She has a frightening intellect” and that she is “Assertive, fearless and very, very intelligent.’

Before coming to the Bar she spent fifteen years working as a trader and advisor in international financial markets, thus offering clients a unique insight into the regulatory environment governing both the financial services and corporate markets. In addition, she has a busy practice involving the regulation of healthcare and other professionals.

Vivienne is a regular speaker at seminars and lectures bringing her specific expertise in financial services to assist solicitors and other legal professionals in understanding financial markets.


Year of Call 2005 (Middle Temple); 2 Hare Court 2007




  • Association of Regulatory Lawyers
  • Fraud Lawyers Association


London School of Economics (1986, LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Vivienne Tanchel2 Hare CourtVivienne is utterly fantastic – she has an unrivalled ability to get to grips with complex matters. Vivienne’s advocacy is remarkable to watch; she is fierce when needed whilst also being able to build rapport with witnesses and the tribunal.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Vivienne Tanchel – 2 Hare Court ‘Vivienne brings superb attention to detail, excellent advocate, great with clients.’ 

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Vivienne Tanchel2 Hare CourtGreat attention to detail, excellent client care skills and a compelling advocate. Very hard working and always has at her fingertips all the details of the case, which is hugely impressive.