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“Law should be about intellectual ability, not how your hair falls” Alphege Bell talks to The Times about his career at the Bar


Alphege Bell speaks with the award-winning legal journalist, Catherine Baksi, about his legal career, including how he was the first barrister “with dreads” to appear before a judge.

Alphege, an Oxford graduate, was called to the Bar in 1995. At that time “the legal profession was deeply conservative, so Bell caused something of a stir”.

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