Francesca Whitelaw KC

Francesca Whitelaw KC

Francesca Whitelaw KC is a barrister at 5 Essex Chambers. She is a leading specialist in public law and police law. Francesca represents public and private bodies in all areas of civil law including judicial review, civil actions, data claims, professional discipline, human rights, inquests and public inquiries. Before taking silk she was appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel to the Crown.

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A Bar-bie world?

At one set, female silks outnumber male silks by 4:1 – and in a male-dominated field of law… Francesca Whitelaw KC shares the secrets to that level of progress with a view to helping equality, diversity and inclusion more broadly

11 October 2023
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A busy start to the year

Some positive news on fees after sustained Bar Council and PIBA efforts, Bar’s stance on AI and a new-look Bar Conference 2024

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