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Jo Sidhu QC was called to the Bar in 1993 and took silk in 2012, practising from 25 Bedford Row and No 5 Chambers. He is a leading specialist in criminal law with particular expertise in terrorism cases, homicides, and conspiracies involving frauds, robberies and drugs trafficking.
Among many high profile cases, Jo has acted in three of the largest ever terrorist plots. He also acted in R v Mizanur Rahman regarding the inviting of support for ISIS in which the co-defendant was Anjem Choudary, and the largest case under the Crown Prosecution Service’s Very High Costs Cases scheme, R v Hai Ban Tran & 23 Ors, regarding a conspiracy to produce cannabis.
Jo has extensive experience of teaching advocacy internationally for the Inns of Court College of Advocacy. He also teaches on the Keble Advanced Advocacy Course and as a lead trainer for Lincoln’s Inn where he was elected as a Bencher in 2014. He has served on many committees for the English Bar including as Vice-Chair of the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity Committee and as the President of the Society of Asian Lawyers. He is currently the Chair of the Criminal Bar Association.