Jo Sidhu QC is widely regarded as a ‘superlative’ leading Counsel in the most serious criminal cases with extensive experience in high profile trials including terrorism, homicide and large scale conspiracies involving fraud, drug trafficking and high value robberies.

He was called to the Bar in 1993, took silk in 2012 and practises from 25 Bedford Row and No 5 Chambers.  He has extensive experience of teaching advocacy internationally for the Inns of Court College of Advocacy and in the UK as a lead advocacy trainer for The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn where he was elected as a Bencher in 2014. He has served on many committees for the English Bar including his longstanding former role as Vice-Chair of the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity Committee. Between 2013 and 2016 he was the President of the Society of Asian Lawyers, the largest representative organisation for minority lawyers in the UK.

For many years Jo has been actively engaged in promoting access to the Bar for students from disadvantaged backgrounds through mentoring and lecturing at universities. He is also a regular broadcaster on TV and radio on legal and social issues. Prior to entering the Bar he studied PPE at Oxford University followed by a Masters in Politics of the World Economy at the L.S.E. His previous careers have included working as a Senior Researcher for the BBC and as a Policy Officer in local government. He has also served as an elected local Councillor in London. He was listed in the 2015 GG2 publication as one of the 101 most influential Asians in the UK. In 2016 he was voted UK Asian Professional of the Year.

Latest tweets

Truly delighted to receive the award for Outstanding Achievement of the Year 2023 from the #ModernLawAwards

Thank you to the judges for acknowledging my work in leading @TheCriminalBar into taking action to secure a long overdue increase in legal aid fees.
The latest stats on appointment to KC in the legal profession show a worrying drop in applications and a reversal in recent progress for women & minorities. Doesn’t bode well for future diversity at the top. My thoughts on Times Radio: @TheCriminalBar
Delighted to have been elected to @thebarcouncil to serve for a term of 3 years from 1 January 2023.

I am grateful to all those colleagues who voted for me.

I will continue the work I started with @TheCriminalBar to promote a profession that is truly diverse and open to all.

25 Bedford Row

No5 Barristers Chambers