Court rejects QC’s bid to appear for Najib in SRC International appeal

(FMT) – The High Court has rejected UK lawyer Jonathan Laidlaw’s bid to be admitted before the courts here so that he can represent Najib Razak in the SRC International appeal.

Judge Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid ruled that Laidlaw, who is also a Queen’s Counsel (QC), did not satisfy the requirements for ad hoc admission under the Legal Profession Act.

Laidlaw was engaged by Najib to appear in his SRC International final appeal, scheduled to be heard in the Federal Court for 10 days from Aug 15.