Julia Faure Walker > Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC
2 Hare Court

Work Department

Crime, extradition and professional discipline.


Prosecutes and defences in serious and organised crime, including highly complex cases with international element; also appears in regulatory cases including trade mark infringement and health & safety.  Recent successes include cases of complex fraud, money laundering, drugs, firearms, serious violence, homicide, sexual offences and regulatory offences. She receives instructions from CPS Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division, Organised Crime Division and Complex Casework Unit, as well as leading defence firms. She is trained in handling vulnerable witnesses and use of intermediaries in criminal cases. Julia has been appointed to: Serious Fraud Office B-List, Grade 4 CPS General Crime Panel, CPS Special Crime Panel, CPS Rape Panel and CPS Extradition Panel. In extradition proceedings, Julia acts for requesting states and defendants at first instance, but more often in appeals in the Administrative Court; advisory work includes merits of appeals to Supreme Court; instructions cases range from complex fraud to murder, in proceedings under both Part 1 and Part 2 of the 2003 Act. Julia has appeared in judicial review proceedings relating to licensing, and advised on the merits of judicial review in a range of criminal, or criminally-related, proceedings, as well as in prison law. In the field of professional discipline, she has appeared in proceedings brought by the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, General Optical Council and the National College of Teaching and Leadership, as well as in appeal proceedings. She has appeared in dozens of fitness to practice hearings. Since 2015, she has been part of the counsel team of a statutory public inquiry.


Year of Call 2004; Lincoln’s Inn; 2 Hare Court 2006



  • Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law – List A
  • Junior Treasury Counsel
  • CPS Rape Panel
  • CPS Special Crime Panel (level 4)
  • CPS Extradition Panel (level 3)
  • CPS Specialist Fraud Panel (level 4)
  • CPS Counter Terrorism Panel (level 4)
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Criminal Bar Assocation
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
  • Private Prosecution Association
  • Women in Criminal Law



Churchill College, Cambridge (BA Social and Political Sciences 1st); City University, (post graduate Diploma in Law); London Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent); ICSL; Lord Bowen Scholarship; Lord Denning Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Julia Faure Walker2 Hare CourtA star who has rightly just been appointed junior treasury counsel. Her eye for detail and sheer work ethic make her ideal for large scale fraud cases with bundles of evidence.

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