335pp., illus., paperback, London, 2022
Sir Sydney Kentridge's cases included the Treason Trial, where he represented Nelson Mandela, the inquiry into the Sharpeville massacre, and the inquest into the death of Steve Biko. He then practised at the English Bar between 1977 and 2013
Kentridge is a Knight Commander of the British Order of St Michael and St George (1999) and a Supreme Counsellor of the South African Order of the Baobab in Gold (2008). In November 2020, at the age of 98, Kentridge received the Helen Suzman Lifetime Achievement Award at the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards, in recognition of his legal career in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
"A forensic, riveting account of a wondrous and principled advocate, one that brings to life the rule of law and reminds what we might strive to be." Philippe Sands, author of The Last Colony, a tale of exile, justice and Britain's colonial legacy
Thomas Grant KC is a practising barrister and author of Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories: From Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks, and Court Number One: The Old Bailey trials that defined modern Britain. He lives in Sussex and London.