Sally Smith QC has written a meticulously researched modern biography on Sir Edward Marshall Hall KC entitled “Marshall Hall: A Law unto Himself”.

This complex and influential man saved more people from the hangman’s noose than any other known barrister. This is the first biography for fifty years and sets the legendary barrister in his social, historical and political context. The book reveals the sensational private life of the man behind the public figure, the two turbulent marriages, and the mistresses; tells the full story of the ghastly death of his first wife; and examines his magnetic oratory and extraordinary fame from a modern perspective.

On 29th May 2016, Sally will be speaking about her book and the man at the Brighton Festival.

Click here for details on how to purchase the book.