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Professor Jo Delahunty KC

Professor Jo Delahunty KC

Professor Jo Delahunty KC was called to the Bar in 1986, took silk in 2006, became a Recorder in 2009, a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2011, was Gresham Professor of Law 2016-20, and appointed Emeritus Gresham Professor of Law, and a Fellow and Trustee of Gresham College, in 2020. Jo has a silk practice at 4 Paper Buildings, Temple. She was among 100 women to be awarded Freedom of the City of London to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. Jo is an Ambassador to Bridging the Bar.

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Taking the neurological lead: Professor Jo Delahunty KC

Being neurodivergent is something of which to be unashamedly proud and offers the Bar an extraordinary skill set. Professor Jo Delahunty KC, the silk well known for challenging the status quo, tackles the preconceptions of what it takes to be a barrister in an interview with Charlotte Plowman

13 March 2023
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Recognising and managing oppressive behaviour – in-court and out: part 2

If the Bar cannot define and prohibit bullying behaviour, what chance do we have of persuading the Judiciary to do so? Darren Howe QC and Professor Jo Delahunty QC's call to action on codification – plus suggested strategies for dealing with bullying from the Bar and Bench

10 May 2022
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Recognising and managing oppressive behaviour – in-court and out: part 1

In the first of a two-part practical guide on what constitutes abusive behaviour towards advocates, Darren Howe QC and Jo Delahunty QC paint a painfully familiar scenario and remind readers of judges’ responsibilities and obligations

11 April 2022
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Women at the Bar in 2020

Women are still leaving the Bar. So what are we doing about it? Professor Jo Delahunty QC takes a memory trip through recent times to assess whether times are changing, or it’s still a case of sticky floor and glass ceiling...

28 September 2020

PTSD and working in an underfunded sector

Is a legal aid lawyer’s work all stress and distress? And what can we do about it?

23 September 2019

Day in the life… of a child protection silk

The exhilaration and endurance challenge of working to the max as a child abuse public lawyer

24 June 2019
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Judicial conduct: when it goes wrong

Jo Delahunty QC considers transparency around complaints based on judicial behaviour and trial management; perceived judicial bullying of advocates and why much of it goes unchallenged

20 February 2018
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