Peter Heerey reviews 'Tom Hughes QC: A cab on the rank' by Ian Hancock

The subtitle of this compellingly readable biography of Thomas Eyre Forrest Hughes AO QC borrows the underlying philosophical metaphor of the independent Bar. A barrister is available for hire by those who will pay the fee, irrespective of personal, political, social, or other co-incidence with the client, or approval or disapproval of his or her cause. As Dr Johnson explained to Boswell:

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Published in August 2016, no. 383

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