This compelling biography of one of the most influential judges of the twentieth century draws on little examined material to provide a comprehensive, intimate account of the life of Lord Devlin.
1. Ab Ovo 2. God's House 3. The Early Years in the Law 4. A Relentless Workload 5. The Celebrity 6. Friends Across the Atlantic 7. Up a Notch 8. Darkest Africa 9. The Return to Normality? 10. Appellate Life 11. Not Quite the Wilderness 12. New Challenges and the Enemy Within 13. Revenge
Justice John Sackar is a judge at the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
The author ... has, with meticulous research in a wide range of
archives, including Devlin's correspondence with establishment
figures on both sides of the Atlantic, produced a balanced picture
of a complex personality. -- Michael Beloff QC * The Times Literary
The wide-ranging career of Patrick Devlin, both on and outside the Bench, provides rich material for this biography by Justice John Sackar of the NSW Supreme Court. This is a work of considerable scholarship but emminently readable. -- Michael Sexton SC * Australian Law Journal *
A diligent recording of the life of one of the most prominent British judges of the last century. -- Nick Clapham, University of Surrey * The Law Teacher *