Harry Bentley > Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC
2 Hare Court


Harry is a criminal defence specialist known for his excellent client care skills. He has experience both as sole counsel and as led junior in cases of serious and complex financial crime and murder. He is regularly instructed alone in serious violence and public order, multi-handed drug conspiracies and drug supply cases. His other areas of practice include prison law and judicial review. He is regularly instructed to appear on behalf of the applicant as fresh counsel in appeals to the Court of Appeal. He has also appeared in a number of criminal regulatory prosecutions. A keen motoring enthusiast, he has considerable experience in road traffic prosecutions and has an enviable record for avoiding his clients’ disqualification from driving. He is a trustee of the Kalisher Scholarship Trust which promotes diversity within the profession. He gives lectures to aspiring lawyers and law students as part of the Prelaw programme.


Year of Call 2007



  • Association of Commonwealth Lawyers
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Harry Bentley2 Hare CourtA dedicated advocate who has excellent legal knowledge and a thorough understanding of the law. He has always demonstrated attention to detail at all times so far as preparation and advice is concerned together with excellent advocacy skills.