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Michael Mansfield QC

Doctor of Laws

July 2007

 

Michael Mansfield QC was called to the Bar in 1967, established his own Chambers, Tooks Court, in 1984 and became Queen’s Counsel in 1989. He has represented defendants in criminal trials, appeals and inquiries in some of the most controversial legal cases the country has seen, particularly where issues of civil liberty have arisen. Amongst the most recent are Barry George, accused of killing TV presenter Jill Dando; the family of Stephen Lawrence; and the families of victims at the on-going Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Derry and London 

Over the years, he has represented the Orgreave miners; the Birmingham Six; James Hanratty; Michael Bettany; the Bradford 12 and the Newham 7 against the National Front; Judith Ward; Iraqi dissidents fleeing Saddam Hussein; Turkish and Kurdish exiles; Palestinians charged with the Israeli Embassy bombing in London and Angela Cannings. He chaired an Inquiry into the ‘Shoot to Kill’ policy in Northern Ireland in 1991.

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