Archive for January 16th, 2009

Sir John Mortimer QC dies

The BBC reports: Dramatist and author Sir John Mortimer, who created enduring character Rumpole of the Bailey, has died aged 85 after a long illness.


On a purely personal note – I had the pleasure of meeting John Mortimer four times when he came to talk to my students at BPP Law School in London when I was the chief executive of the law school.  He always had time for students.  He would take no fee; asking only for a bottle of Champagne which he would consume (part of) while he gave his very amusing one hour talk. He will be missed.

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