Leading Barrister, Expert In Human Rights Law, Civil Liberties and Constitutional Issues
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Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is one of the UK’s most distinguished lawyers, with over 40 years of practice in the field of criminal law. She has conducted cases such as the Balcombe Street Siege, the Brighton bombing trial, the Guildford Four Appeal, the Michael Bettaney Espionage case and the Jihadist fertiliser bomb plot. She championed law reform for women, especially relating to sexual and domestic violence.
Kennedy also co-wrote the television series Blind Justice and presented BBC’s Heart of the Matter. She has been a member of the House of Lords for 18 years. Kennedy has chaired the British Council and the UK Human Genetics Commission and is now chair of the European Union Sub Committee, chair of Justice and co-chair of the International Bar Association’s Institute of Human Rights.
She has received 39 honorary doctorates and is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She has also been honoured by the governments of France and Italy.
“To share a direct quote from a network member - ‘Helena was the best speaker I have had the privilege of hearing.’” Lynne Connolly, Lead Consultant, Corporate Talent Management