In The Jewish Contribution to English Law, Barrington Black explains how Jews first came to the UK, were expelled, returned, and eventually took their place in Parliament and on the bench. He tells of the first Jewish lawyers as well as those who rose to be judges, President of the Supreme Court, Lord Chief Justice, Lord Chancellor, Master of the Rolls and Attorney-General.
Barrington Black was born in Leeds, educated at Cowper Street, Harehills, Roundhay, and Leeds University, where he produced the Rag Revue at Leeds Empire and was President of the Union. He specialised in Criminal Defence for many years appearing in high-profile cases including representing Donald Nielsen (‘The Black Panther’). He then became a Stipendiary Magistrate, (district judge) progressed to Circuit Judge, and rounded off his long judicial career as a Supreme Court Justice in Gibraltar.