Patrick O’Connor KC

Patrick O’Connor KC

Patrick O’Connor KC is an associate tenant at Doughty Street Chambers. The views expressed here are his own. In 2018, he was granted the Bar Council ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for ‘pro bono’ work throughout his career.

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Is it time to reassess the cab rank rule?

Beyond ‘liberty’ cases, can the cab rank rule be shown significantly to further the public interest in access to justice? asks Patrick O’Connor KC

10 July 2023

The perils of public statements by counsel

Should counsel be allowed to express a personal opinion about their cases in public, when they cannot do so in court? asks Patrick O'Connor QC

11 August 2022

Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice

By Professor Mary Fulbrook  

OUP: 2018 (Wolfson History Prize 2019) |

ISBN 9780198811237

Reviewed by Patrick O'Connor QC

14 December 2020

A conversation with Lord Dyson

A judge’s journey: Lord Dyson, recently returned to the thrill of hearing live evidence, lifts the lid on life as Master of the Rolls and his forthright views on current political and judicial controversies. Interview by Patrick O'Connor QC

23 January 2020

‘Judicial overreach’: A response to Sumption

In the 2019 Reith Lectures Lord Sumption argues that law is taking over the space once occupied by politics. Is it really the time and the place for reduced accountability to the law?

19 July 2019
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Seeking a bright future for the Bar

Sam Townend KC explains the Bar Council’s efforts towards ensuring a bright future for the profession

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