September 2022: Michael Mansfield QC

Episode: 71

The Viva! Vegan Podcast, SeptemberEpisode #71: Michael Mansfield QC – English barrister, Head of Chamber and the “king of human rights work”. 

Michael Mansfield QC, is a self-described “radical lawyer”, who has participated in some of the most prominent and controversial court cases and inquests in British history. These have included the accused IRA bombers; the Birmingham Six; Bloody Sunday massacre; the Hillsborough disaster; the McLibel case and the deaths of Jean Charles de Menezes and Princess Diana.

In this episode he talks candidly to Viva!’s Tony Wardle about his socialism and tireless human rights work.

TRIGGER WARNING: This interview contains themes of suicide and grief.

Following the interview, Viva!’s Faye and Lex discuss Michael’s unprecedented career and life story.

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