Cecily White

Call 2011


Cecily provides advice, drafting and representation in judicial review claims and has particular experience in the police and medical fields.

Public & Administrative

“Her written work is superb.”
Chambers & Partners

John Beggs KC and Cecily White acted for Nottinghamshire Police resisting the appeal and judicial review brought by an officer acquitted of rape against the findings of a police misconduct panel: Gray v Police Appeals Tribunal [2018] EWCA Civ 34

Experience & expertise

Cecily’s public law cases have involved allegations of human rights breaches, the investigative obligations of public bodies, and the regulatory regimes governing doctors and police officers.  She frequently advises on the prospects of challenging or defending decisions taken by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, Chief Constables, appropriate authorities and police misconduct panels. Cecily has also advised Coroners, interested persons and core participants following decisions within inquests and inquiries.

Recent cases have concerned the police pensions regime, decisions as to whether there is a case to answer for gross misconduct against a police officer, and the discharge of police probationers.