Barrington Black & Michael Freedland: Men of the World, Men of the Word
Chair: Jonathan Goldberg
This event took place on Thursday 2 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.
Mr Justice Barrington Black was one of the UK’s best-known criminal defence lawyers. His old brother-in-arms, journalist and broadcaster Michael Freedland, is author of more than 40 biographies and presenter of, among other radio shows, the celebrated You Don’t Have To Be Jewish. Led by Jonathan Goldberg QC they take us into the secret worlds of the judiciary and the media.
Barrington Black was for many years one of the UK’s best-known criminal defence lawyers and founder of a solicitor’s firm in Leeds now commemorated in the name of a practice known as Black’s. He was later a Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate and Circuit Judge in the Crown Court before becoming a Supreme Court Justice in Gibraltar.
Michael Freedland is a journalist, broadcaster, and author of more than 40 books. He writes regularly for The Times and the Guardian and broadcasts on the BBC for whom he presented and produced You Don’t Have To Be Jewish for 24 years. His books include biographies of Leonard Bernstein, Fred Astaire and André Previn.
Jonathan Goldberg QC is known as one of the United Kingdom`s leading trial advocates and defenders. He makes frequent television appearances on CNN, Al-Jazeera, Sky News and ITV commenting on topics of legal interest. He writes legal articles and papers in newspapers and journals. His monthly column in the JC called Ask the QC answers legal questions of current interest.