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Rose Heilbron : the story of England's first woman Queen's Counsel and judge

Author: Hilary Heilbron
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Hart Publishing, 2012.
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"Rose Heilbron QC (later Dame Rose Heilbron), was an English barrister, who became a world famous icon of the 1950s and 1960s. She was one of the two first women Queen's Counsel in 1949 and the first woman Judge in England in 1956 when she became Recorder of Burnley. This biography, written by her daughter Hilary, also a barrister and Queen's Counsel, charts her rise to prominence and success against the odds,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Rose Heilbron; Rose Heilbron; Rose Heilbron
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Heilbron
ISBN: 9781849464017 1849464014
OCLC Number: 802295482
Description: xii, 365, 17 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Childhood --
Liverpool University and Gray's Inn --
Becoming a barrister --
Developing a practice at the bar --
The end of the war and marriage --
Becoming a mother and taking silk --
The Cameo murder trials --
Adjustment to motherhood and in demand as a speaker --
Getting into her stride in silk --
Welcome and unwelcome publicity and another famous murder trial --
A series of high-profile cases --
Rose cements her reputation --
A series of triumphs : on the brink of legal history once more --
An unwitting public persona --
First woman judge and a trip to Benin --
Premieres, parades, parklands and practice --
A flourishing practice and a royal invitation to lunch --
Some new experiences --
Temporary disappointments and long-term achievements --
Another landmark case --
The last years at the bar --
The start of judicial life --
The rape report and more honours --
Settling into judicial life --
The final years before retirement --
Retirement.
Responsibility: Hilary Heilbron.

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Any aspiring lawyer should read... the wonderfully written account of the extraordinary life of Rose Heilbron...who became England's first female judge. ...She was without question before her time, Read more...

 
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