Richard Ferguson QC

I was very sorry to hear that Dick Ferguson died yesterday at the age of 73. His funeral will be on Friday at Gray’s Inn.

I got to know him when he represented Rosemary West, who was convicted of the Cromwell Street murders in Gloucester. But there was a great deal more to him than his careeer as a criminal defence lawyer, as I am sure the obituaries will explain.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens