Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield KC was called to the bar in 1967 and became Queens Counsel in 1989.

Passionate about civil liberties and overturning miscarriages of justice he represented clients from the Birmingham 6, the Guildford 4 and the Tottenham 3. He has fought for the Orgreave miners and for the families of victims of Bloody Sunday, Hillsborough, the Marchioness, Lockerbie and Grenfell, as well as for the parents of Stephen Lawrence.

Following the tragic death of his daughter by suicide in 2015, he and his wife, Yvette, set up the charity SOS to campaign for the provision of mental health support and suicide awareness.

He has published several books including his autobiography, Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer (Bloomsbury, 2009). In 2017 Michael celebrated 50 years at the bar, but shows no sign of retiring, in fact he recently launched a podcast Two Heads with fellow barrister Lorna Hackett.

He lives with Yvette near Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire.