Nicholas Gilby led Campaign Against Arms Trade's efforts to expose corruption in Britain's arms deals with Saudi Arabia. His new book - Deception in High Places: A History of Bribery in Britain's Arms Trade - will be published in May 2014 by Pluto Press. See www.deceptioninhighplaces.com.
He is also the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade (2009) and his research has featured in the Guardian, BBC's Newsnight and Al Jazeera.
In 2008 Nicholas successfully fought a ground-breaking Information Tribunal case (Gilby v Information Commissioner) against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and The Information Commissioner. Almost all the information Nicholas had asked to see was disclosed, and the documents provide the source material for Chapter 3 of his new book Deception in High Places.
Nicholas provided many of the source documents used by the Guardian's award-winning investigation into Britain's biggest arms company, BAE Systems (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/bae).