Sir Sydney Kentridge QC at 90

As reported on and elsewhere this week, Sir Sydney Kentridge QC, the prominent South African lawyer, judge and member of the English Bar, is going from full-time to part-time at age 90.

As “Lunch With the FT”  columnist John Gapper wrote last January, “to call Sydney Kentridge the outstanding barrister of his generation is not a huge claim,” since few are still working at his age. Kentridge represented Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Chief Albert Luthuli, and the family of Stephen Biko.  He has also served as a judge: in Botswana; on the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey; and as an Acting Justice of the South African Constitutional Court.

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