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Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0667
DX:
444 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.2harecourt.com
2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC), Martin Heslop QC, London, ENGLAND

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Martin Heslop QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
Email:
2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC)

Position

Martin Heslop QC is a fine Silk, his excellent skills as a criminal lawyer further compliment his gaming practice and he is widely recognised as one of the leading Silks in these areas. He has extensive experience of criminal trials including corporate and financial crime, and has represented leading operators throughout the world in the field of Gaming & Licensing. Martin’s cross-examination skills are of the highest calibre and have lead to him being described as “in the super league” and regarded as one of the finest jury advocates today. For 9 years as Treasury Counsel he prosecuted the most serious and complex cases and, due to his excellent advocacy and insight into the prosecution process, Martin was also in high demand to defend in major trials, and therefore was unusually able to maintain a varied practice. Martin continues to enjoy practicing in both prosecution and defence in Silk and has been involved in numerous high profile cases both in the UK and abroad. His successful cases are well-known and well documented including obtaining the acquittal of all 10 defendants in a multi-million pound drug importation through his cross-examination of an undercover police officer and submissions on private interest immunity; acquittals in historic sex cases and joint enterprise murder trials and obtaining the Stage 1 Large Casino Licences in Stratford, Milton Keynes and Southampton amongst other successful licensing cases.

Career

Called 1972 (Lincoln's Inn), Junior Treasury Counsel 1987, First Junior Treasury Counsel 1991, Senior Treasury Counsel 1992, Recorder 1993, Queen's Counsel 1995.

Member

Criminal Bar Association, Health and Safety Lawyers Association

Leisure

Sailing, travel, photography, wine and good food.


London Bar

Licensing

Within: Licensing – Leading silks

Martin Heslop QC - 2 Hare CourtAmazing knowledge of case and complete grasp of all relevant points.

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