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Helena Kennedy
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Helena Kennedy

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Helena Kennedy QC is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers and public figures. She is a regular broadcaster, journalist and lecturer and throughout her career has focussed on giving voice to those who have least power in the system, championing civil liberties and civil rights. Her 1992 book Eve Was Framed led to a number of key reforms for women and was followed in 2004 by Just Law. She was the Master of Mansfield College, University of Oxford, from 2011 to 2018, and was awarded a life peerage in 1997. Born in Glasgow, she lives in London.

Books by Helena Kennedy

Misjustice

One of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights shows how the British justice system is discriminating against, and failing, women.

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Just Law

'Comes the hour. Comes the book. If Kennedy can't stir a reaction, then nobody can' Observer

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Eve Was Framed

'This is an important book - it will make a substantial difference' Financial Times

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