Monday, August 22 2016 at 7:30PM
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Farm Road Sports & Social Club
South Yorkshire S2 2TP
(Press the buzzer to be let in. We are in the back room of the Club.)
What's the talk about?
Stephen will look at the problems of legal aid, the impact of crime on society and whether custodial sentences truly reflect the views of society.
Stephen D Smith was born in Sheffield in Yorkshire and entered the legal profession in 1965, working from the general office up to qualifying as a solicitor in 1979 and forming his own practice in 1981.
He has attracted a number of controversial cases, appearing in Courts all over the country and in Germany and Northern Ireland. He also had a part to play in the famous Bulger case.
One of his famous cases was the “Biker Case” of John Megson who was wrongly convicted of murder. He appeared in two BBC Rough Justice television programmes before winning an appeal to affect Megson’s release. He appeared on two of the famous BBC “Rough Justice” programmes in relation to the famous Biker murder case, which resulted in the best selling book “Hell is not for Angels”.
He is the author of eight books including the highly successful legal series of stories, which prompted the Yorkshire Post to regard him as the “legal James Herriot” and the Times, who described him as the “Rumpole of Rotherham”.
You can also read a lot more about Steve on the following websites – www.yourstevesmith.com or www.wilfordsmith.co.uk