Review: Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer

Review: Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer

These memoirs benefit from a career spent at the heart of some of the most controversial criminal cases of the past four decades, including those of Barry George, the Birmingham Six, the "Ricin" trial and the posthumous appeal of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in the UK (This review first appeared in the New Statesman on 24 September 2009).

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Review: The New British Constitution by Vernon Bogdanor

Review: The New British Constitution by Vernon Bogdanor

The New British Constitution is written with the rare combination of erudition and elegance that places it firmly in the tradition of Dicey and Bagehot. After four decades of observing and writing about constitutional affairs, Bogdanor has become part of the constitutional furniture. Baroness Helena Kennedy QC once noted that “laws are the autobiography of the nation”. If so, then they have a fine biographer in Professor Bogdanor (This article was first published in the journal Judicial Review in 2009).

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