Clive Anderson has “hailed” Garrow’s Law!
“Garrow’s Law gives credit to a neglected legal hero.
In general, nobody has a good word to say for the legal profession: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” is perhaps the best known line in all of Shakespeare – well, in all of Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 2, at any rate.
But the barrister battling away on behalf of the poor defendant in a criminal case is a well-recognised exception to this rule. From Atticus Finch to Rumpole of the Bailey, from Perry Mason to Kavanagh QC, counsel for the defence is seen as a romantic and attractive figure. We may want our government to be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime, but in courtroom dramas we don’t take to the gimlet-eyed prosecutor. Our hero is the learned friend of the establishment, who plies his trade by undermining it…”
Read the article on the Telegraph website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6461869/Clive-Anderson-Garrows-Law-gives-credit-to-a-neglected-legal-hero.html