Narita Bahra QC > Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC
2 Hare Court


Narita Bahra is one of the most sought after and capable defence silks in the country.

Narita is recognised and highly ranked as a premier league advocate by professionals and lay clients. She has established a reputation for meticulous preparation, mastery of detail, effective cross-examination, jury rapport and excellent client relations. She is a natural jury advocate. She is adept at identifying inadequacies in the prosecution case and challenging non-disclosure. She has an outstanding track record, repeatedly winning the most difficult cases.

Narita has particular experience in complex fraud and money laundering cases, including cases with an international dimension. She is one of only a handful of lawyers in the UK with experience of the Hawala banking system.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Business crime and fraud, including:
    • Anti-competitive conduct (cartels, market abuse, insider dealing)
    • Civil/commercial fraud
    • Fraudulent trading
    • Mortgage fraud
    • Money laundering
    • Revenue fraud
    • VAT/MTIC fraud
  • Other serious crime, including:
    • Terrorism
    • Murder
    • Serious sexual offences
    • Organised crime


Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2019
Year of Call 1997


Punjabi, Hindi, Udu, Gujarati, French.



    • Contributor to Lincoln’s Inn educational advocacy tutor
    • Member of selection panel (Lincoln’s Inn Bar Scholarship Awards)
    • Criminal Bar Association member
    • South Eastern Circuit member
    • Women in Law member
    • 2014: Publicity Officer for the Female Fraud Forum
    • 2015 – 2019: Female Fraud Lawyers Forum Committee Member
    • 2015: Winner of the Excellence in Law Award
    • 2014 – 2016: Senior Committee Member of the Society of Asian Lawyers
    • 2012 – 2016: Trustee Windsor Fellowship (funded by Prince of Wales Trust)
    • 2018 – 2019: Private Prosecutions Association member
    • 2017 – 2019: City Sikhs Advisory Board Panel Member
    • 2017 – 2019: Advisory Member British Asian Trust (funded by Prince of Wales Trust)


King’s College London (LLB (Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Narita Bahra QC2 Hare CourtMs Bahra QC is a perfectionist and all her work is done to the highest of standards. She is always fully prepared and this is reflected in the quality of her advocacy, her ability to instil confidence in every client and her written arguments/legal documents.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Narita Bahra QC – 2 Hare Court ‘Excellent advocate whether addressing jury on the facts or presenting legal arguments to the judge. Tireless worker and meticulous and diligent in preparation. Totally deserving of rank of Queens Counsel. Full of integrity. Great asset to the Bar.