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Part 12 - Sir Henry Winneke
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James Merralls: Yes, we haven’t mentioned Sir Henry Winneke - he was the Solicitor General when we came to the Bar. He was later appointed Chief Justice in succession to Sir Edmund Herring. He was an extraordinary man. He was good in any jurisdiction. Not only was he Solicitor General, but he was what would now be described as the DPP, because there wasn’t a Director of Public Prosecutions. So, he appeared in criminal cases, in criminal appeals, he did constitutional cases, and when he’d been at the Bar, he’d had quite a large equity practice. If you look at the law reports in the late 1930s, he was in many equity cases, and he had the most extraordinary knowledge of the law, the whole law, and was a very good advocate in any jurisdiction..... more +
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