Review of The Jewish Contribution to English Law

I spent many happy hours appearing before Barrington Black at Harrow Crown Court, and I am therefore delighted to review his latest book, The Jewish Contribution to English Law: Through 1858 to Modern Times. It is a guide to eminent and some not so eminent Jewish lawyers of the 20th and 21st C, with short biographies of many who are in practice or on the Bench today.… Read more “Review of The Jewish Contribution to English Law”

Helena Normanton Honoured with a Blue Plaque

Lady Hale and Judith Bourne at the unveiling of a Blue Plaque to commemorate Helena Normanton. Photos Jennifer Moyes.

It could not have been more fitting that The First 100 Years Project and London’s renowned Doughty Street Chambers should come together on 20 October 2021 to honour pioneering barrister Helena Normanton.… Read more “Helena Normanton Honoured with a Blue Plaque”

Gallery: Helena Normanton Blue Plaque Unveiled

Lady Hale unveiled a Blue Plaque to commemorate pioneering woman barrister Helena Normanton at Doughty Street Chambers, London.

Helena Florence Normanton – whose story is fondly told in Judith Bourne’s Helena Normanton and the Opening of the Bar to Women – was the first woman to be admitted to an Inn of Court (Middle Temple), to practice at the Bar, to appear in the High Court of Justice and Old Bailey, and one of the first two women to be made a member of King’s Counsel (Rose Heilbron being the other).… Read more “Gallery: Helena Normanton Blue Plaque Unveiled”

Justice-related Gifts to Consider

The Darker Side

We start with a subject area which despite its seriousness remains perennially popular, before moving onto ‘lighter’ matters! Alan Jackaman’s Napper: Through a Glass Darkly was the basis for the Channel 4’s 2021 drama ‘Deceit.’ It describes his 15 year campaign to bring Robert Napper to justice for a later murder after he killed Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common plus the mistakes that allowed this to happen.… Read more “Justice-related Gifts to Consider”