Jocelyn Ledward is sworn in as King's Counsel

QEB Hollis Whiteman is delighted for Jocelyn Ledward who was formally sworn in today as King’s Counsel at a ceremony at Westminster Hall before the Lord Chancellor.

Jocelyn Ledward practices in serious and general crime as well as corporate and financial crime. She has particular expertise in sensitive, high-profile and long-running complex cases. Appointed Junior Treasury Counsel in 2014 and promoted to Senior Treasury Counsel in 2022, she has worked across the full spectrum of criminal offences and has specific expertise of the most serious ones including: all types of homicide (including corporate manslaughter) and their respective defences; serious sexual offences, both historic and current; terrorism; health & safety offences; and offences arising from organised crime including money laundering. She has experience of all levels of tribunal from the magistrates through to the appeal courts, with an abundance of experience of appellate work. She is held in the highest regard by prosecution and defence teams alike and enjoys a varied practice including representing professionals, where her practice in professional regulation is of great benefit. She is always fully prepared, tactically ahead of the game and her advocacy is outstanding.

 ‘Jocelyn is tough but always fair, incredibly clever and has a personality that ensures difficult negotiations and discussions remain collegiate. She is a first class and charming advocate as well as brilliant on paper.’ Legal 500 Crime (2024)

"She possesses an amazing eye for detail, is incredibly thorough and has faultless judgement."  Chambers UK Crime (2024)

"If there were top trumps for criminal advocate it would be hard not to give her 100 in every skill category." Chambers UK Crime (2024)

"Jocelyn is a fantastic criminal advocate who has an ability to cut through cases." Chambers UK Financial Crime (2024)


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