5 Essex Court

Francesca Whitelaw

Call 2003

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Francesca Whitelaw Awards
Francesca Whitelaw Awards
Francesca Whitelaw Awards
Francesca Whitelaw Awards
Francesca Whitelaw Awards
Francesca Whitelaw Awards
Francesca Whitelaw Awards

"Seriously bright and has extremely good judgement; she's also highly adept at dealing with the documents." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2022
"Superbly knowledgeable about inquests and coroners really like her, so she's a good person to go to if you are a police person looking at a difficult inquest." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2022
"A very hard worker; she is charming, has good tactical skills and produces impressive precise advocacy." (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2022
"She can look through a huge amount of detail and see the core issues. She is also likeable and professional with lay and professional clients." (Inquests & Public Inquiries) Chambers UK 2022
"Extremely knowledgeable in the law governing inquests and inquiries, and has a wealth of experience in high-profile cases. Her expertise in national security work is particularly notable, her advocacy is impressive, and Francesca works well in a team." (Inquest and Inquiries) Legal 500 2022
"Francesca is cerebral, thorough and has excellent judgement and can hold her own among silks. She knows her cases better than anyone and is able to work with all sorts of clients at the highest level." (Police Law - Defendant) Legal 500 2022
"She has very good attention to detail and is all over the documents." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2021
"She is very clever and works exceptionally hard." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2021
"She is really good in legal arguments – she is persuasive and to the point." (Police Law) Chambers UK 2021
"She provides great analysis. She is likeable in court and very intelligent." (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2021
"She is very hard-working and has a fantastic eye for detail. An absolute pleasure to work with, and good at handling clients." (Professional Discipline) Chambers UK 2021
"She is absolutely superb – a really effective senior junior. She is absolutely steeped in inquest work." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2021
"She is tireless, highly intelligent and has very, very good judgement. She is a sound tactician and is very good at knowing how to present your client's case to maximum advantage." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2021
"She is absolutely excellent and incredibly thorough. She is very well liked by clients and very hard-working, and excellent on her feet." (Inquests and Inquiries) Chambers UK 2021
"Francesca is a class act. Excellent judgement and impeccable court craft. She is very well respected by coroners." (Inquests and Inquiries) Legal 500 2021
"A very experienced junior, thorough in her preparation and charming in court." (Police Law) Legal 500 2021
"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
"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