Wednesday 8 December 2021


Lord Jonathan Sumption

British judge, historian and author

Law in a Time of Crisis

What are the limits of law in politics? What is the relationship between law and the constitution? Is not having a constitution a hindrance or a help in time of crisis? From the role of the Supreme Court to the uses of referenda to the rise of nationalism, Sumption exposes the subtleties, uses, and abuses of legal and judicial interventions.

Lord Jonathan Sumption

Lord Jonathan Sumption is a British judge and historian. He served as a Justice of the Supreme Court from 2012 to 2018. He is the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller Trials of the State (2019) and Law in a Time of Crisis (2021), both published by Profile, and has written several books of Medieval history including The Age of Pilgrimage, The Albigensian Crusade, and four books on the Hundred Years War, the third of which, Divided Houses, won the 2009 Wolfson History Prize.

'Brisk, entertaining, of the great lawyers of our time.'

Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times