English barrister, vegetarian, and author of Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer
Michael Mansfield QC is an English barrister, vegetarian, and author of Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer. Called to the Bar in 1967, he 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. 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 on-going Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Derry and London. He is a vocal vegetarian and a supporter of PETA.