Following the success of the award-winning The Little Book of Prison: A Beginners Guide, it is with the greatest pleasure that we invite you to the launch of Frankie Owens’ new book Why I Chase Comedians and Other Bipolar Tales.… Read more “Launch Invitation: Why I Chase Comedians”
Our website has undergone a complete overhaul. There are many enhancements which we hope will make it easier to use. We will be adding more features in future, but for now this is a summary of the most significant changes at launch.… Read more “Our new and improved website is now live”
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”
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”
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”