Brendan Kelly QC > Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Brendan Kelly QC is a highly sought after and well respected Silk, whose practice focuses on the provision of advice and advocacy in cases of fraud, serious crime, and regulatory law. Brendan regularly appears abroad as well as in the UK, advising and representing corporate clients, their individual directors and officers in all aspects of business crime. He is also involved in Regulatory work, and is often sought out by professionals for cases arising in the workplace. His high level of skill, paired with his speed to grasp the issue, enable Brendan’s clients to feel at ease and warm to him immediately, as well as making him a hit with both the judge and jury. Recent instructions include representing one of three defendants charged with murder; the attempt by an organized group to defraud a central London Bank of £300 million; representing jockey Darren Williams charged with conspiracy to defraud by “fixing” horse races; a Solicitor accused of Perverting the Court of Justice; the longest ever UVF supergrass terrorist trial to be heard in Northern Ireland; the murder of three and the attempted murder of two others by machine gun. He is currently instructed to represent the first defendant in one of the largest tax fraud allegations brought before the courts.

Career

Year of Call 1988; Grays Inn; South Eastern Circuit; Recorder 2003; Queen’s Counsel 2008.

Memberships

 

  • 2008: Recorder
  • 2011: Called to the Northern Irish Bar
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Financial Services Lawyers’ Association

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Brendan Kelly QC2 Hare CourtDebonair and never shies away from the fight.

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Brendan Kelly QC2 Hare CourtHe is charming, but never one to shy away from a fight.