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The Justice Game

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Geoffrey Robertson QC has been at the centre of internationally high-profile legal cases for over three decades. From representing Princess Diana to Salman Rushdie, to his involvement in the celebrated criminal trials of Oz magazine and Gay News, Robertson is an unfailing champion of human rights, justice, freedom and democracy. In this captivating memoir, Robertson reveals what draws him to each case, his ingenious analysis and interpretation of the courtroom proceedings, and the legal and civic consequences - wrapping each case into a thrilling, rollercoaster sequence of events.

Entertaining, scandalous and hugely insightful, The Justice Game provides a piercing behind-the-scenes look into courtroom cases, the practice of the law and the never-ending fight in striving to narrow the gap between the law and justice. A highly recommended read for those interested in current affairs, criminal and public law, legal history and the British legal system.

`This wonderful book...reads like a John Grisham, infused with moral anger' Independent
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 32mm | 320g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • facsimiles, , portraits
  • 0099581914
  • 9780099581918
  • 15,585

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"For all his reputation as a radical lawyer, flailing at the Establishment, he proves himself to be a believer"
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"For all his reputation as a radical lawyer, flailing at the Establishment, he proves himself to be a believer" * Independent * "This wonderful book...reads like a John Grisham, infused with moral anger" * Independent * "Well-written, powerful...Robertson's work has changed the way government works, and made it more accountable...a good read for people of any age" -- Jack Straw * New Statesman * "Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. is one of those few fearless and romantic lawyers dedicated to reducing the difference between law and justice" -- David Jessel * Scotland on Sunday * "Compellingly told, entertaining, sometimes hilarious and always illuminating" -- John Mortimer
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About Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson QC is Head of Doughty Street Chambers and the author of textbooks on constitutional and media law. He has appeared as counsel in many landmark cases in Britain and the Commonwealth and in the European Court of Human Rights, and has conducted missions for the Bar and for Amnesty International. He has received a number of awards for his writing and broadcasting, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College. He helped to found Charter 88 and is an exectuive member of JUSTICE and the Institute of Contmeporary Arts.

He is married to the author Kathy Lette; they live in London with their two children.
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