Michael Mansfield

Warm, clubbable, avuncular, human - these are some of the adjectives that can be applied to the left-wing barrister John Mortimer. They don't canter to mind, however, when attempting to describe that other high-profile left-wing silk - and champion of the Bradford Twelve, Bridgewater Four and five of the Birmingham Six - Michael Mansfield QC. It comes as something of a surprise, then, to find oneself sitting upstairs at the chambers which Mansfield founded 13 years ago in London's Took Street Read more [...]