Jo Sidhu QC
  • Admired for his performance and conduct at court.

    Chambers UK

  • Very proactive and diligent.

    Chambers UK

  • Steps up to the plate.

    Chambers UK

  • A keen eye for detail and a vast knowledge of the law.

    Legal 500

  • Recommended for his experience in defending murders

    Legal 500

  • Recommended for his experience in defending murders.

    Legal 500

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Called 1993

Silk 2012

Jo Sidhu QC

Barrister

Instructed in serious criminal cases including fraud, homicide, terrorism, drugs, armed robbery, extradition, and in cases involving human rights issues.

Superlative: he punches way above his weight.Legal 500

Publications

  • Cases that Changed our Lives - author of chapter on Legal Insanity. Foreword by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls. Butterworths (2010).
  • Twenty Eight Days - What's the Verdict CLJW (2010), Vol 174, p103
  • The Criminal Case of Usman Saddique The Guardian.11/02/10
  • The Special Relationship CBQ March 2007. Issue 1, p6

Associated Work

  • Bencher at Lincoln's Inn
  • President of the Society of Asian Lawyers 2013-2016
  • Vice-chair Equality & Diversity Committee of the Bar Council (member since 2003).
  • Qualified to undertake direct public access work.
  • Lead Advocacy Trainer with Lincoln's Inn.
  • International Advocacy Trainer with the ATC
  • Pupil supervisor.
  • Regular broadcaster on TV and Radio on legal and political issues
  • Winner of the Asian Professional of the Year award (2016) and listed in GG2 (2015) as one of the top 101 most influential Asians in the UK

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Wadham College Law Society (since 2000).

Pre-Law Experience and Voluntary Work

  • Chair of School Governing Body (since 1997).
  • Elected Councillor in London Borough of Ealing (1994-1998).
  • Member of Middlesex Area Probation Committee (1995-1998).
  • Tutor in Economics (P/T) (1989-91).
  • Senior Programme Researcher at the BBC (F/T) (1989).
  • Policy and Research Officer with London Borough of Ealing (F/T) (1988).
  • Caseworker with Southall Monitoring Project (P/T) (1986-1989).
  • Jury foreman in two trials (1984).

Languages

  • Punjabi
  • Hindi (working knowledge)

Education

  • BA (Hons) PPE - University of Oxford
  • MSc International Political Economy - L.S.E.
  • CPE - The College of Law
  • BVC - Inns of Court School of Law