Joshua Rozenberg is Britain's best-known commentator on the law. He was the
BBC's legal correspondent
for 15 years before moving in 2000 to
where he edited the paper's legal coverage until the end of 2008. He writes also for the London Evening Standard and the Law Society’s Gazette.
Joshua is known for his independence, his authority and his ability to explain
complicated legal issues with simplicity, clarity and wit. Because he trained as
a lawyer before becoming a journalist, he is often the first port of call for
broadcasters faced with a breaking legal story. Well respected by lawyers and the
judiciary, he is frequently asked to chair or address legal conferences and other
events. Joshua launched the popular BBC series
Law in Action
as its first presenter.
He has a particular interest in constitutional reform, dating
back to his time as producer of
The Week in Westminster
on Radio 4. Freedom of expression is another of his interests, his most recent book being
Privacy and the Press
(OUP, 2004, updated 2005). Earlier books include Trial of Strength, which examined the tensions
between ministers and judges under the last Conservative Government, The Search for Justice,
an anatomy of the law in the mid-1990s and The Case for the Crown, which charted the
launch of the Crown Prosecution Service.
After taking a law degree at Oxford
he trained as a
qualifying in 1976. He holds an honorary doctorate in law from the
University of Hertfordshire and
is an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn.
All bookings and commissions for Joshua Rozenberg are now made through his agent. Please contact Noel Gay, on 020 7836 3941.