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Helena Ann Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws (1950-), Barrister, broadcaster and writer

Sitter in 3 portraits
One of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers, Kennedy has practised in the field of criminal law for over forty years and acted in many prominent cases, including the Brighton bombing trial and the Guildford Four appeal. During the 1980s she wrote and broadcast on the discrimination experienced by women as lawyers and users of the law. In 1987, she created the BBC television series Blind Justice and presented Heart of the Matter. Her publications include the award-winning book Eve was Framed (1992) and Just Law (2004). An authority on violence against women and children, Kennedy has worked to reform the legal profession’s attitude to gender equality and minority access. She has been a Queen’s Counsel since 1991 and was created a life peer in 1997.

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Helena Ann Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws

by Chris Levine
lenticular print on lightbox, 2013
NPG 6979

x133132

Helena Ann Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws

by Melanie Friend, for Format Photographers
modern bromide print, 23 February 1987
NPG x133132