Michael Mansfield QC was born in 1941 and educated at Highgate School and Keele University. Called to the Bar in 1967, he established Tooks Chambers, in 1984 and became Queen’s Counsel in 1989. Michael has represented defendants in criminal trials, appeals and inquiries in some of the most controversial legal cases the country has seen, particularly where issues of Civil Liberty have arisen.
Following the suicide of his daughter Anna, on 1 May 2015, Michael and his partner Yvette Greenway founded SOS Silence of Suicide, a networking initiative which encourages open and honest discourse at free, public meetings, amongst anyone affected by suicide or those with an interest in mental wellbeing. These events are delivered alongside our working partner, The Kaleidoscope Plus Group.