An uncommon lawyer
Lord Woolf writes his memoirs
It was in February 1986 that I first asked Harry Woolf for an interview. We were both on a train to Manchester, he to deliver a lecture on judicial review and I to record some of it for broadcast on my radio programme Law in Action.
That was the only way my listeners would be able to hear his voice. Though 1986 was the year in which Woolf joined the Court of Appeal, the then lord chancellor Lord Hailsham did not trust any of his his judges to speak to reporters — as Woolf explained to me with great charm and courtesy. But it would be fine for me to record a public lecture for broadcast.
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