CAOILFHIONN GALLAGHER QC
London-based human rights lawyer Caoilfhionn Gallagher was made Queen’s Counsel in 2017 in recognition of her exceptional international work, acting for journalists and peaceful protestors who have been arbitrarily detained all over the world. She led the legal team for Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish national who, at 17, was detained in Egypt in 2013. Caoilfhionn combines legal skills with humanity, exemplified by her sensitive handling of inquests for victims of bombings in London and Hillsborough, and challenging the benefits cap for the severely disabled, securing protection for victims of domestic violence and safeguarding vulnerable young people in custody. She is a most generous mentor and an inspirational social justice advocate.