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39 Essex Chambers
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Fenella Morris QC
Barrister specialising in public law, professional discipline and regulation, education and local government. Cases include: Professional Standards Authority v NMC and Harry; R (Antoniou) v Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Others; R (LH) v Shropshire Council; R (Save our Surgery Ltd) v Joint Committee of PCTs; Saha Imperial College; P and Q v Surrey County Council; R v C  1 WLR 1786, HL; Pretty v UK  UK HRR 97.
Called 1990, Middle Temple; QC 2012. Publications include: ‘The Mental Capacity Act: A guide to the New Law’ The Law Society, 2006 and 2008.
ARDL; ALBA; CEDR-accredited mediator.
Wadham College, Oxford (1987 BA Hons Politics, Philosophy and Economics); City University (1989 Dip Law); ICSL (1990 Bar finals).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2
Fenella Morris QC –39 Essex Chambers ‘A ferocious advocate who is hugely experienced in the education field, as well as being very experienced in public law and human rights. Has an incisive legal mind. Very easy to work with and approachable.’
At 39 Essex Chambers, the set has ‘strength in depth from junior to QC level‘ and ‘boasts a number of genuine education specialists’ who have expertise handling discrimination claims, judicial reviews, and human rights-related matters. Head of the education group, Fenella Morris QC is acting for the claimants in R (AA) v LB Tower Hamlets challenging the council’s decision to close Raine’s School. Jennifer Thelen is acting for the defendant in Rabia Girls School v Secretary of State for Education around the de-registering of the school against independent school standards as well as issues around gender segregation in faith schools.
Fenella Morris QC –39 Essex Chambers ‘Her advocacy is “drop the mike” impressive. I’ve seen her flaw opposing barristers without having to raise her voice or over-egg an argument which can be expressed in simple terms.’(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2
Fenella Morris QC –39 Essex Chambers ‘Fenella got up to speed with the case very quickly which was impressive given the complexity of the legal arguments and volume of paperwork. Clearly very experienced in consultation-related judicial review work.’(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
Fenella Morris QC –39 Essex Chambers ‘Is a brilliant barrister who works tirelessly for clients to achieve the best possible outcomes for them. Her personable style with the client puts them at ease. She is an expert in public law and her advice is invaluable.’