Lord Denning: A Life by Iris Freeman

Lord Denning: A Life by Iris Freeman

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Although he retired over a decade ago, Lord Denning remains Britain's best-known and, to many, most controversial judge. He was Master of the Rol ls for 20 years. Iris Freeman has had access to Lord Denning and his family to prepare this biography.

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Although he retired over a decade ago, Lord Denning remains Britain's best known and, to many, most controversial judge. As Master of the Rolls, a position he occupied for 20 years, he saw his job as the making of law, not merely the interpretation of it, and he gave judgments which placed the judiciary at the centre of political and social change. Naturally conservative, he still liberalized social policy and stood up consistently for individual rights. A firm believer in Christian marriage, he nevertheless eased divorce procedures and brought about the protection of women's property rights. His report on the Profumo Affair became one of the key documents of the 1960s. From the time he became a judge at 45, the youngest on the Bench, his independence of mind, passion for justice, wry humour and considerable flair for publicity brought him into a position occupied by only a few judges in the past - as one who spoke for the nation. This made the controversies of his final years in office particularly devastating. Iris Freeman has had access to Lord Denning and his family to prepare this biography.

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SKU GOR002781929
Title Lord Denning: A Life
Author By (author) Iris Freeman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 458
ISBN 10 0091745942
ISBN 13 9780091745943
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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Although he retired over a decade ago, Lord Denning remains Britain's best known and, to many, most controversial judge. As Master of the Rolls, a position he occupied for 20 years, he saw his job as the making of law, not merely the interpretation of it, and he gave judgments which placed the judiciary at the centre of political and social change. Naturally conservative, he still liberalized social policy and stood up consistently for individual rights. A firm believer in Christian marriage, he nevertheless eased divorce procedures and brought about the protection of women's property rights. His report on the Profumo Affair became one of the key documents of the 1960s. From the time he became a judge at 45, the youngest on the Bench, his independence of mind, passion for justice, wry humour and considerable flair for publicity brought him into a position occupied by only a few judges in the past - as one who spoke for the nation. This made the controversies of his final years in office particularly devastating. Iris Freeman has had access to Lord Denning and his family to prepare this biography.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002781929
Title Lord Denning: A Life
Author By (author) Iris Freeman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 458
ISBN 10 0091745942
ISBN 13 9780091745943
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.