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Author Heilbron, Hilary.

Title Rose Heilbron : the story of England's first woman Queen's Counsel and judge / Hilary Heilbron.

Published Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xii, [4], 365 p., [34] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Childhood -- ch. 2 Liverpool University and Gray's Inn -- ch. 3 Becoming a Barrister -- ch. 4 Developing a Practice at the Bar -- ch. 5 The End of the War and Marriage -- ch. 6 Becoming a Mother and Taking Silk -- ch. 7 The Cameo Murder Trials -- ch. 8 Adjustment to Motherhood and in Demand as a Speaker -- ch. 9 Getting into her Stride in Silk -- ch. 10 Welcome and Unwelcome Publicity and Another Famous Murder Trial -- ch. 11 A Series of High-Profile Cases -- ch. 12 Rose Cements Her Reputation -- ch. 13 A Series of Triumphs---On the Brink of Legal History Once More -- ch. 14 An Unwitting Public Persona -- ch. 15 First Woman Judge and a Trip to Benin -- ch. 16 Premieres, Parades, Parklands and Practice -- ch. 17 A Flourishing Practice and a Royal Invitation to Lunch -- ch. 18 Some New Experiences -- ch. 19 Temporary Disappointments and Long-Term Achievements -- ch. 20 Another Landmark Case -- ch. 21 The Last Years at the Bar --
Contents note continued: ch. 22 The Start of Judicial Life -- ch. 23 The Rape Report and More Honours -- ch. 24 Settling into Judicial Life -- ch. 25 The Final Years before Retirement -- ch. 26 Retirement.
Summary Rose Heilbron QC, (later Dame Rose Heilbron) was a Barrister, the first woman Queen's Counsel and first woman Judge in England in 1956, who became a world famous icon of the 1950s and 1960s.
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General.
Subject Heilbron, Rose.
Women judges -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Judges -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women lawyers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Lawyers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Biography & autobiography (United Kingdom)
Law (United Kingdom)
Women's studies (United Kingdom)
ISBN 9781849464017 (hbk.)
1849464014 (hbk.)