Michael Mansfield QC - In pursuit of the truth
Michael Mansfield QC has has represented defendants in criminal trials, appeals and inquiries in some of the UK's most controversial legal cases, including 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. More recently he 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 a slew of honours, he has a number of professional memberships including President of the National Civil Rights Movement, and is a patron of several organisations including Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights. Mansfield is a keynote speaker at the 2017 Criminal Bar Association Conference in Auckland.