Leslie Thomas: a voice for the dead - Guardian article

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Leslie Thomas, who won legal aid barrister of the year in 2012, has worked on a number of high profile cases dealing with deaths in custody. In a recent Guardian article he speaks of his experiences and role in acting as the voice for those that have none.

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"It's becoming cliched - but you are the voice for the dead," he says of how he views his role. "Where somebody dies in the hands of the state, the only [people] likely to probe and get to the bottom are the family and those who represent the family."

Leslie Thomas is a member of Garden Court Chambers Inquests Team.


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