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Jonathan Midgley

( Partner, Solicitor Advocate )

PERSONAL DETAILS

Practice Areas

Criminal Defence

Admissions

Hong Kong (Solicitor Advocate)
England & Wales (Solicitor Advocate)
Victoria, Australia
New York

Other Qualifications

Accredited Mediator

Languages

English

"Pre-eminent in the field of criminal defence"

~     Who's Who Legal     ~


CONTACT

TEL (852) 2391 4441
FAX (852) 2845 1637

EMAIL
 

EXPERIENCE

Jonathan Midgley is a criminal defense lawyer and Senior Partner at Haldanes. Mr. Midgley has been consistently rated for several decades by independent legal journals as one of Hong Kongs premier criminal defense lawyers. He is highly experienced with both white collar commercial crime cases and a very wide variety of other criminal charges. He is noted in Hong Kong for being the go to lawyer when white collar professionals find themselves in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a deep understanding of the Hong Kong system.

As a result of Mr. Midgleys standing in the field of criminal defense in 2013, when Hong Kong introduced the concept of Solicitor Advocate for the first time, Mr. Midgley was immediately appointed to the criminal division. This permits him to appear in all criminal courts in Hong Kong with full rights as an advocate. He also has excellent and well established working relationships with leading barristers in Hong Kong and England, and a network of connections worldwide.

Jonathan is regularly listed in the Legal 500, Who's Who, Chambers and Partners, Criminal Law Experts Directory and other legal dictionaries as a solicitor with extensive advocacy skills and a wealth of experience.

While Jonathan has been based in Hong Kong since 1978, his practice is international. Who's Who Legal "one of the leaders in extradition law for which he boasts a global reputation.

Notable Criminal Cases : 

  • R v AD – successfully defending the “first” commercial crime case, a complicated corporate dispute, after a long trial
  • R v CH – Attorney General senior lawyer, accused of sex with underage girl
  • R v DM - charged with murder, acquitted
  • R v WM – charged with rape, acquitted
  • R v DC – prominent property developer charged and case dropped on representations being made
  • R v DB – representing champion jockey on race fixing plea
  • HKSAR v EL – successfully representing a bank’s CEO on bribery charge
  • HKSAR v NW – allegation of forged Will, case dismissed
  • HKSAR v JF – forged RMB, passed of inHong Kong, acquitted
  • HKSAR v SY – possession of Gun at airport, mitigation

 

  

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

What the legal directories say

-  from Who’s Who of the Law and Chambers and Partners :

  • “A solicitor advocate with an acknowledged expertise in high-profile criminal matters.  Interviewees find him to be an “extremely professional, very personable, hard-working and intelligent”
  • "Pre-eminent in the field of criminal defence"
  • "One of the most successful criminal lawyers in Hong Kong"
  • "An outstanding criminal solicitor"
  • "Reputed to beHong Kong’s best criminal lawyer – Sometimes better than a barrister"
  • "Known as a lawyer for expatriate white collar crime"
  • "Good at putting teams together"
  • "The first guy to call if the ICAC come knocking on your door ....."
  • "Defended first major commercial case inHong Kong in 1982"
  • "Subsequently involved in the defence of many high profile commercial crime cases – representing many persons facing extradition in either from or to Hong Kong"
  • "Listed and profiled in Euromoney Legal Group Guide to the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, Asia Leading Lawyers 1997,AsiaLaw Profiles ’97"  

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