Masters of the Bench
The Rt Hon Lady Justice Thirlwall DBE
Full Title: The Rt Hon Lady Justice Thirlwall DBECategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 1.4.2008
Call Date: 29.7.1982
Kate Thirlwall has recently become the Head of her Chambers at 7 Bedford Row and has a practice specialising in local authority education and abuse litigation. She comes from Sunderland and one of her proudest moments was actually holding the FA Cup which Sunderland won in 1973 while still in the then Second Division. From 1999 - 2005 she served as a member and vice-chair of the Bar Council’s Professional Standards Committee, and from 2003 - 2005 she chaired its Working Group on money laundering. Later work on that topic has included representing the Bar in discussions with the UK government and in the EU on the third Directive, and chairing the BSB’s Money Laundering Working Group.