William Clegg QC, who lives in Lavenham, is a barrister specialising in serious crime. He has fought over 100 murder cases, more than any other barrister practising in England. During his 47-year career he has defended a series of high-profile cases including the murders of Dr Lyn and Morgan Russell, the shooting of Jill Dando, the trial of paratrooper Lee Clegg, the Rebekah Brooks phone hacking trial and war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. In this talk about his gripping book Under the Wig he reveals the secrets of his profession from the rivalry among barristers to the nervous moments awaiting a verdict – and how our right to a fair trial is now at risk.
“Under The Wig – A Lawyer’s Stories Of Murder, Guilt And Innocence“, Sunday 17 November, 11:00-12:00, Village Hall