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Fascinating overview of contraversial legal cases in UK,
This review is from: Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer (Hardcover)
A well-written and clear book that I as a nonlegal reader found hard to put down. It is a must for anyone with an interest in our changing legal rights or a belief in the security of the innocent, or indeed anyone looking for a compulsive good read.
I was reminded of the salient features of many past cases that have hit the headlines. Mr Mansfield leads the reader easily through the history and complex features of these cases such as the Marchioness Disaster and, more recently, Jean Charles de Menezes. Points of law and the fallibility of forensics are among issues discussed.