Eleanor Laws KC

Eleanor Laws KC

Eleanor Laws KC is a barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman, and specialises in crime. She was awarded Crime Silk of the Year 2020/21 by Chambers & Partners. www.elqc.co.uk

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Bullied in court? What chambers can do about it

This article is not designed to offend the Judiciary but the ‘quiet word’ has only taken us so far – it is time concerns were recorded formally, says the first set to introduce an external bullying policy

By Eleanor Laws QC, Oliver Mosley and Kyan Pucks

01 June 2022

Incompetent competency hearings

Significant changes have occurred in the way vulnerable witnesses are treated by the courts. Eleanor Laws QC considers the recent case of R v F [2013] EWCA Crim 424.

Helen” is a 24 year-old deaf woman who lives with her parents. She cannot speak and has a limited ability to use sign language as a result of having learning difficulties and suffering from cerebral palsy restricting the use of her right hand. She has a limited number of friends and family and spends much of her time with her parents, either at home or in the local pub.


28 March 2014
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Sam Townend KC explains the Bar Council’s efforts towards ensuring a bright future for the profession

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