Cecily White

Call 2011


Cecily’s disciplinary practice spans the police and healthcare sectors. She regularly appears before misconduct panels and in related appeals and judicial reviews.

“She is a compassionate advocate with high emotional intelligence, which is appreciated by clients.”

Chambers & Partners

“She’s making a mark in this area and presents very well in court.”

Chambers & Partners

Professional Discipline & Regulatory


Cecily has successfully presented numerous gross misconduct and “fast track” cases against senior counsel.  She is adept at drafting charges, responding to procedural challenges, and navigating the conduct and performance regimes.  Recent cases have involved allegations of sexual assault and harassment; inappropriate relationships with colleagues, witnesses and victims of crime; dishonesty and corruption.

Cecily frequently advises on complaints, recordable conduct matters and referrals to the IOPC; and the relationship between criminal, misconduct and employment proceedings.  She has advised on and acted in numerous appeals before the Police Appeals Tribunal and judicial reviews arising out of decisions taken by appropriate authorities and misconduct panels.


Cecily has appeared before a variety of tribunals including the GMC and GDC. Led by David Morris, she successfully defended a doctor charged with multiple, serious failings regarding his prescription of benzodiazepines.