‘Lawyers who do not choose the dark side will have to show that the rule of law is worth fighting for,’ says Sir Geoffrey Nice QC

The lead prosecutor of Serbian president Slobodan Milošević has highlighted the compliancy and pliability of lawyers working in states during times of political upheaval, such as in Nazi Germany, and warned against the profession repeating the mistakes of the past in post-Brexit Britain.

Writing in the new report from Brunel University-based think tank Britain in Europe, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC said: 'Post-Brexit lawyers will be operating in a new environment where the supremacy of international human rights norms cannot be so easily taken for g...

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