Our Expertise

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Professor Jo Delahunty KC

Jo has been ranked as a ‘Top Ranked Silk’ by Chambers and Partners in successive editions including the most current. She has been named a ‘Top Tier ‘Leading Silk by The Legal 500 in successive editions including the most current. Jo has been selected by her peers to be included in the Eighth Edition of <a href="http://www.bestlawyers.com/">The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom</a> for her work in Family Law. Jo has been included as one of 100 ‘Women of Distinction’ in Middle Temple’s exhibition '<a href="https://www.middletemple.org.uk/inn-calendar/exhibition-celebrating-century-women-law">Celebrating a Century of Women in Law'</a> Alongside her practice in the Family Division, Jo Delahunty KC worked alongside Mike Mansfield KC and Barristers from Garden Court Chambers and Doughty Street to represent 77 families at the Hillsborough inquests. On 26.4.16 the longest running Inquest in English legal history came to an end and the jury found that the 96 victims of the disaster who died on 15.4.89 were unlawfully killed and that no fan behaviour caused or contributed to the deaths. Jo Delahunty KC was responsible for leading the team on behalf of 77 families that successfully exposed the failures of the South Yorkshire Ambulance Service to respond to the disaster and the jury found that those failings were so fundamental that they led to or caused loss of life. Jo has had numerous articles published in legal journals and has also gained acclaim for her seminars delivered to Barristers, Solicitors, social work and medical professionals and the public on family law matters and access to justice. Jo has spoken on joint platforms with speakers who are as passionate about child protection and fairness and equality issues as she is: notably the Association of Lawyers for Children, The Criminal Bar Association, the Academy of Experts, and most recently spoke at the launch of ‘Behind the Gown’. <ul> <li>Jo has delivered training to the judiciary on domestic abuse and ccb and vulnerable parties since her appearance in Re HN</li> <li>Jo lectured on Coercive Control to the Sussex Family Justice Board Annual Training event</li> <li>Jo sat on the Bar Council Bullying and Well Being Summit in 2022</li> <li>Jo sat on the panel for the Bar Council Race Summit roundtable discussions in Sept 2021</li> <li>Jo is on the Nuffield Research Project on disability and the child protection system</li> <li>Jo is a Ambassador for Bridging the Bar</li> <li>Jo is a Patron of the Association of Women Barristers</li> <li>Jo sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Middle temple</li> <li><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Jo Delahunty is a Door Tenant at Parklane Plowden Chambers</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Jo has been shortlisted for ‘Family Law QC of the Year’ at the 2018 </span><a style="font-size: 1rem; background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/images/source/Family-Law-QC-of-the-Year_JoDQC.jpg">Family Law Awards</a></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Nominated at the 2018 </span><a style="font-size: 1rem; background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://first100years.org.uk/inspirational-women-in-law-award/">Inspirational Women in Law Awards</a><span style="font-size: 1rem;"> in the Champion of the Year category</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Appointed </span><a style="font-size: 1rem; background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://www.gresham.ac.uk/news/jo-delahunty-appointed-emeritus-professor-of-law">Emeritus Gresham Professor of Law</a><span style="font-size: 1rem;"> in 2020</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Made a Fellow of Gresham College in July 2020</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Shortlisted for ‘Family Law QC of the Year’ at the 2020 LexisNexis </span><a style="font-size: 1rem; background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://www.familylawawards.com/ehome/fla20/shortlist/">Family Law Awards</a></li> </ul> &nbsp; Jo actively supports the MT, MTYBA<a href="https://www.middletemple.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&amp;id=40379"> &amp; MTSA, e.g., the International Women’s Day Event</a> where speakers discussed intersectionality, diversity, equality and current topical issues within the profession, Middle Temple ‘<a href="https://www.middletemple.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=40021&amp;reset=1">Survive &amp; Thrive – Judge: Friend or Foe’</a> on the relationship between Advocates and Members of the Judiciary.