Robert Rinder > Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC
2 Hare Court
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Instructed in some of the most high-profile trials of the past several years including New Year’s eve shootings of Leticia Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis and the manslaughter of detainees in Iraq by British Servicemen, he has become the premier choice for solicitors in cases that demand thorough and complex analysis, sensitive client care and robust advocacy. He is regularly instructed to defend cases as first junior in large-scale multi-handed fraud and murder and has also acted as sole defence counsel in matters of serious violence (including attempted murder) and, most commonly, on behalf of defendants accused of high-value money laundering offences. In addition to this he is often instructed to appear on behalf of defendants in Civil Recovery proceedings brought in the High Court under the auspices of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. In 2010 Robert was appointed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to form part of the prosecution team leading a large scale investigation into allegations of corruption and international financial crime on the part of the ex-government of the Turks and Caicos Islands. He has an active international criminal practice.


Called 2001; co-author ‘Solicitors’ Handbook on Money Laundering’ (Buckles LLP 2007) and has been invited to give accredited lectures on this topic and other areas of financial crime across the country.