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Joshua Rozenberg QC

Joshua Rozenberg QC

Journalist and legal commentator

Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon) is Britain's best-known commentator on the law. He is the only full-time journalist to have been appointed as Queen's Counsel honoris causa. All other honorary silks have been practitioners or legal academics.

After taking a law degree at Oxford he trained as a solicitor, qualifying in 1976. He is an honorary Master of the Bench (bencher) of Gray's Inn and holds honorary doctorates in law from the University of Hertfordshire (1999), Nottingham Trent University (2012), the University of Lincoln (2014) and the University of Law (2014).

In 2012, Joshua was included by The Times in its independently-judged list of the UK's 100 most influential lawyers, the only journalist to feature in the Times Law 100.

Joshua was the BBC's legal correspondent for 15 years before moving in 2000 to The Daily Telegraph. He resigned as the newspaper's legal editor in the summer of 2007 but continued writing a weekly column until the end of 2008. A decade after he left the BBC, Joshua returned in 2010 to present the popular Radio 4 series Law in Action, a programme he had launched in 1984. Also in 2010, he also accepted an invitation to chair Halsbury's Law Exchange, an independent and politically neutral think-tank.

He writes twice a month for the Law Society Gazette. From 2010 to 2016, he wrote a weekly commentary for the Guardian website. His columns and commentaries now appear on his Facebook page. He appears regularly on Sky News, the BBC news channel and other news networks in the UK and abroad. 

His books include Privacy and the Press; Trial of Strength; Search for Justice; and The Case for the Crown.