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List of famous female barristers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female barristers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being barristers. There are thousand of females working as barristers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic barristers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a barrister then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Linda Dobbs and Elizabeth Woodcraft.

While this isn't a list of all female barristers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female barristers?" and "Who are the best female barristers?"
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Barristers
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister, Scientist, + more

Credits: Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher, The Gulf War, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, Ban the Sadist Videos!

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Mary McAleese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Barristers
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Mary Patricia McAleese served as the eighth President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011. She was the second female president and was first elected in 1997 succeeding Mary Robinson, making McAleese the world's first woman to succeed another as president. She was re-elected unopposed for a second term in ...more

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Age: 65

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Profession: Politician, Journalist, Barrister

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Clarissa Dickson Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Barristers
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Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmeralda Dickson Wright was an English celebrity chef, television personality, writer, businesswoman, and former barrister. She was best known as one-half, along with Jennifer Paterson, of the Two Fat Ladies television ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1947-2014)

Birthplace: London, England

Profession: Celebrity chef, Businessperson, Politician, Barrister, Actor, + more

Credits: Two Fat Ladies, Art School, One Man and His Dog

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Mary Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Barristers
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Mary Therese Winifred Robinson served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. She first rose to prominence as an academic, barrister, campaigner and member of the Irish Senate. She ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Ballina, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Politician, Barrister

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