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Too much drinking at the Bar - Graham Boal QC

Features | By Graham Boal QC

Graham Boal QC, George Carman QC and Jeremy Thorpe after Thorpe’s acquittal. The Old Bailey, 1979

Graham Boal successfully defended Jeremy Thorpe with George Carman. But both top lawyers were alcoholics

In September 1993, I was admitted to the Priory Hospital in Roehampton, suffering from a serious episode of depression. I was placed under the care of Dr Desmond Kelly, one of the most distinguished psychiatrists in the country. He asked me how I had been dealing with the depression myself and what I did to try to relax. ...


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