5 Essex Court

Francesca Whitelaw

Call 2003


Francesca Whitelaw Awards
Francesca Whitelaw Awards
Francesca Whitelaw Awards

"She will develop a prominent practice in the coming years. She quickly gets on top of a case and is thoroughly prepared in complex, multi-handed inquests." (Inquests and Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2020
"She has stood out for the constructive assistance she has provided to the court." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2020
"A fantastic junior who is completely reliable, overlooks nothing, is extremely personable and has a very nice manner in court." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2020
"Really first rate: careful, detailed, on top of the brief and charming with clients." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2020
"She has a strong knowledge of deeper case law." (Inquests and Public Inquiries) Legal 500 2020
She combines an excellent analytical approach with an engaging court manner. (Police Law) Legal 500 2020
"A fantastic junior who is highly intelligent and has the answer before you ask the question." Chambers UK 2020, Professional Discipline
"Quickly gets on top of even the biggest cases, and stands out for providing constructive assistance." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2019
"Personable and very thorough in her work. She thinks outside of the box and analyses the material well." (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2019
"Fantastically well prepared." (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2019
“A dedicated representative of police forces across the country. She handles all aspects of civil law relating to the police and frequently appears in misconduct hearings before the Police Appeals Tribunal. She is also experienced in complex judicial reviews arising out of disciplinary proceedings.” (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2018
“Very well prepared and on top of the detail." (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2018
“She is hard-working and always well prepared. Her written submissions are comprehensive and she manages her hearings with confidence. She’s a highly likeable advocate.” (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2017
“Well known for her expertise in police law matters relating to the regulation and discipline of law enforcers” (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2016
“She is very effective and doesn’t overstate her case.” (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2015
An advocate with “commendable charm and good humour” - Court of Appeal in Pryor v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester [2011] EWCA Civ 749 Client feedback
“A dedicated representative of police forces across the country…experienced in complex judicial reviews…Very well prepared and on top of the detail…” Chambers UK
“Quickly gets on top of even the biggest cases....personable and very thorough.....fantastically well prepared.....experienced in complex judicial reviews....a highly likeable advocate" Chambers UK 2019