Michael Mansfield QC

Michael Mansfield QC: 50 years on I'm glad I studied Philosophy

Law School's 50th Anniversary Public Lecture Series

The 5th lecture in the Law School's 50th Anniversary Public Lecture Series will be presented by Michael Mansfield QC - '50 years on I'm glad I studied Philosophy!'

Refreshments will be available in the University Common Room, adjacent to the Salvin Room from 6.00pm onwards.

Michael Mansfield QC was called to the Bar in 1967. He then established Tooks Chambers in 1984 and became Queen’s Counsel in 1989.

Michael has represented defendants in criminal trials, appeals and inquiries in some of the most controversial legal cases the country has seen, particularly where issues of Civil Liberty have arisen.

Current Commitments

Notable Cases

Barry George, accused of killing TV presenter Jill Dando; the family of Stephen Lawrence both in the private prosecution for murder and the Public Inquiry and the families of victims at the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Derry and London. He also chaired an Inquiry into the “Shoot to Kill” policy in the North of Ireland at Cullyhanna.

More recently he has successfully represented, Fatmir Limaj, the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague; successfully represented clients in the notable “Ricin” Trial, and “Shaken Baby” Appeals and Nabeel Hussain in the so-called “Fertiliser plot” trial; has acted for the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, shot by the Metropolitan Police in 2005 and Mohammed Al Fayed in his pursuit of the truth surrounding the death of his son, Dodi, and Princess Diana in Paris in 1997 as well as being involved in helping the family of solicitor Patrick Finucane, shot by agents of the British state, to seek a public judicial inquiry. Currently representing the family of Laurence Rush whose wife was killed in the Omagh bombing in his action against the Police in Northern Ireland and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

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