Scott Ivill > Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC
2 Hare Court


Scott Ivill is a very highly regarded and sought-after practitioner in all areas of Crime and Professional Discipline. Described as a ‘Premier League’ advocate, he is extremely effective before both juries and tribunals and is popular with lay and professional clients alike. He is instructed by leading defence solicitors to represent those facing the most serious and complex matters, appearing both as leading junior and junior counsel. In the field of criminal law he has extensive experience in grave crimes, being regularly instructed in (amongst others) murder, firearms, serious violence, robbery and drug offences. As an experienced Professional Discipline advocate he routinely defends health care practitioners before their Regulators, where his analytical approach proves particularly effective.


Year of Call 1997; Gray’s Inn.



  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Health & Safety Lawyers Association



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Scott Ivill2 Hare CourtHe has great attention to detail and is well prepared. Good with the lay client and persuasive on his feet.

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 2

Scott Ivill2 Hare CourtA fine jury advocate who will leave no stone unturned.