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Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7353 5324
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Fax 020 7353 0667
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444 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.2harecourt.com

Christopher Gillespie

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2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC)

Position

Chris was called to the Bar in 1991 and has been instructed in fraud and criminal regulatory cases since 1994. Although he prosecuted for many years, including cases of substantial money laundering and computer crime/identity theft, Chris now exclusively acts for the defence, frequently as a leading junior. Throughout his career he has appeared in cases involving banking fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, all types of advance fee fraud, landbanking and tax evasion. Chris has a particular interest in confiscation acting for both defendants and third parties who wish to assert an interest in property. Recent cases include R v Crawley and others (landbanking), R v Forsyth and others (carbon credits), R v Crawley and others (landbanking), R v Malik (tax evasion), R v Roberts (tax evasion).

Career

Called 1991; Gray’s Inn.

Member

HSLA, CBA, FLA, ARDL


London Bar

Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Christopher Gillespie - 2 Hare CourtHis advocacy demonstrates patience, courtesy and realism in managing unpredictable witnesses.

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law

2 Hare Courthas a very wide selection of counsel to offer, who are all very experienced before professional tribunals and the criminal courts’. Much work concerns the defence of medics, but also some work concerning teachers and osteopaths. Andrew Colman represented a GP who received a suspension of only three months for supplying illegal drugs to family members via fake prescriptions to homeless patients. Meanwhile, Christopher Gillespie represented the NCTL in securing adverse findings against a teacher, the only defendant not to have the case against them dropped following publication of a manifesto for an Islamist take-over of state schools in Birmingham, now widely regarded to be a hoax.

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