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Jonathan Higgs QC

“Clever, articulate and brilliant at legal argument." Chambers UK 2020

Call 1987    Silk 2011

Practice Profile

Jonathan Higgs QC is a leading criminal silk ranked in both the Chambers UK Guide to the Bar and the Legal 500 directories and is a specialist criminal practitioner, appearing in high profile criminal trials throughout the UK as well as the Appellate Courts. Since taking silk in 2011 he has quickly established a first class reputation as a leading silk, appearing regularly at the Old Bailey and throughout the UK.

His practice is primarily concentrated upon offences of homicide, serious and organised criminal activity and all cases involving serious fraud, money laundering and revenue evasion as well as other large-scale conspiracies. Jonathan is regularly instructed to advise clients under investigation by the SFO, FSA, DTI and FPS. Additionally he has appeared in numerous cases involving sexual offending and historic sexual abuse.

He has appeared before the Administrative Court in many judicial reviews, is an expert in military law and has been instructed by the Army Legal service in Courts Martials. Jonathan has been instructed to appear on the Isle of Man. Additionally, he has a wealth of experience before the Appellate Courts and is often instructed post conviction in cases in which he was not the trial advocate. Fees in these cases are agreed by the Senior Clerk.

Jonathan Higgs QC is able to accept instructions direct from the public in appropriate cases. For further information in this regard please contact the Senior Clerk.

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The interests of justice? When should the court issue a witness summons?

Author Jonathan Higgs QC

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