Sarah Przybylska > Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC
2 Hare Court
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7BH
England

Position

Sarah Przybylska’s work encompasses advice and advocacy across professional discipline, fraud, crime, public law and inquests and inquiry work. She was appointed as Treasury Counsel in 2020.

She is instructed as leading counsel and as junior to Queen’s Counsel, as well as to act alone. She has a reputation for excellent advocacy backed up by careful preparation and a keen intellect. Recent instructions include acting for the Attorney General of Jersey in the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, advising the Bank of England in connection with issues arising from the 2008 banking crisis, and defending multi-million pound allegations of conspiracy to defraud and breach of duty made against a company’s financial and legal advisers.

She is an accredited advocacy trainer and pupil supervisor and has provided advocacy and courtroom training to solicitors and police officers.

Career

Year of Call 2006

Memberships

 

  • Junior Treasury Counsel 2020
  • ATC Advocacy Trainer
  • Grade 4 CPS Prosecutor
  • CPS Serious Crime Group Specialist Panel Level 4
  • CPS Rape Panel
  • CPS Terrorism Panel Level 3
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

Kings College, Cambridge (Classics, first class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Sarah Przybylska2 Hare CourtAn excellent advocate, she is very impressive and makes good judgements in how the case is presented and handles the client, witnesses and the panel well. An excellent choice of counsel.

Alongside its elite criminal practitioners, 2 Hare Court ‘has in its membership some of the leading lights of professional discipline – their brand is synonymous with the area‘. Medical areas are particularly active, with many of the set’s members presenting cases for the General Optical Council (GOC) and defending doctors and dentists. The set, in particular, is praised for its ‘excellent junior juniors and senior juniors’. Stephen Brassington successfully represented a heart surgeon who was accused of dishonestly prescribing tablets to his then-partner to control her behaviour, while on the other side of the fence Sarah Przybylska prosecuted two Liverpool vets who performed a caesarian section on a pedigree French Bulldog and stole her puppies. The set includes members who handle work for more esoteric regulators, with Scott Ivill prosecuting for the GOC. Among the set’s Silks, Jonathan Laidlaw QC (leading rising star Lewis MacDonald) represented Baker McKenzie‘s former head of HR, who was acquitted in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) case centring around former managing partner Gary Senior.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sarah Przybylska2 Hare CourtHer cross-examination of one of the defendants was rigorous and detailed, but carried out in an understated but highly effective manner.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Over the last 12 months, crime and regulatory set 2 Hare Court has seen Leon Kazakos QC and Mark Graffius QC appointed Queen’s Counsel, while Kate Blackwell QC has joined as a full members while also retaining her tenancy at Lincoln House Chambers, Manchester. Strengthening the junior end, Iain Daniels  and Rebecca Erkan-Bax  have also joined the set from Ely Place Chambers and 4 Breams Buildings respectively. Also of note, Michael Rawlinson  has been appointed a part-time, Employment Judge, deployed to the North Eastern Circuit; Sarah Przybylska  and Julia Faure Walker  have been appointed Treasury Counsel by the Attorney General