Author(s): Geoffrey Robertson
"Geoff Robertson was born in Australia, bu came to London in 1970. He made his name as the fearless defender of Oz magazine at the celebrated trial and went on to engage in some of the most newsworthy cases in recent history. He has defended John Stonehouse, Cynthia Payne, Salman Rushdie, Kate Adie, Arthur Scargill, Daniel Sullivan, Gay News, 'The Romans of Britain', 'Niggaz with Attitude', and a pair of foetal earrings. The book includes accounts of recent cases including the defence of a West London gym owner against the Prince of Wales, the Matrix Churchill affair, and the defence of the Guardian in the cash-for-questions affair. Hugely readable, funny, scandalous, revelator, this will become one of the great books about the law."
"For all his reputation as a radical lawyer, flailing at the Establishment, he proves himself to be a believer" * Independent * "This wonderful book...reads like a John Grisham, infused with moral anger" * Independent * "Well-written, powerful...Robertson's work has changed the way government works, and made it more accountable...a good read for people of any age" -- Jack Straw * New Statesman * "Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. is one of those few fearless and romantic lawyers dedicated to reducing the difference between law and justice" -- David Jessel * Scotland on Sunday * "Compellingly told, entertaining, sometimes hilarious and always illuminating" -- John Mortimer
Geoffrey Robertson QC is Head of Doughty Street Chambers and the author of textbooks on constitutional and media law. He has appeared as counsel in many landmark cases in Britain and the Commonwealth and in the European Court of Human Rights, and has conducted missions for the Bar and for Amnesty International. He has received a number of awards for his writing and broadcasting, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College. He helped to found Charter 88 and is an exectuive member of JUSTICE and the Institute of Contmeporary Arts. He is married to the author Kathy Lette; they live in London with their two children.