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From Crime to Crime : Harold Shipman to Operation Midland - 17 cases that shocked the world

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'If Henriques were a fictional character, he would be a celebrity, the kind of dashing, hawkish QC who turns up in Agatha Christie novels and is recognised by everybody... There is an undeniable, lawyerly authenticity about Henriques's book. He takes us meticulously through his cases... It is fascinating to read.' - Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

Sir Richard Henriques has been centre stage in some of the most high-profile and notorious cases of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. After taking silk in 1986, over the course of the next 14 years he appeared in no fewer than 106 murder trials, including prosecuting Harold Shipman, Britain's most prolific serial killer, and the killers of James Bulger. In 2000 he was appointed to the High Court Bench and tried the transatlantic airline plot, the Morecambe Bay cockle pickers, the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, and many other cases. He sat in the Court of Appeal on the appeals of Barry George, then convicted of murdering Jill Dando, and Jeremy Bamber, the White House Farm killer.

In From Crime to Crime he not only recreates some of his most famous cases but also includes his trenchant views on the state of the British judicial system; how it works - or doesn't - and the current threats to the rule of law that affect us all.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 36mm | 540g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged ed
  • 1529333482
  • 9781529333480
  • 12,867

About Richard Henriques

Sir Richard Henriques was born in Lytham St Annes in 1943 and was educated at Bradfield and Worcester College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1967 and practised on the Northern Circuit specialising in crime. He prosecuted and defended in equal measure. He was appointed a Recorder in 1983, took Silk in 1986 and was elected Leader of the Northern Circuit in 1995. He was appointed to the High Court Bench in 2000. He retired in 2013 but continued to sit in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) until 2018. In 2016 he conducted the Independent Review of the Metropolitan Police Service's conduct of Operation Midland.

Sir Richard is married with a son and stepson. He and his wife, Toni, live on the Fylde coast. Sir Richard is an expert bridge player and an inexpert golfer and gardener.
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