Author(s): David McGill
Roy Stacey was from the late 1940s to the 1980s the capital lawyer to go to. He defended the downtrodden and the different: displaced immigrants at war's end, warweary sailors jumping ship, bookmakers, brothel keepers, those charged with murder when hanging was the ultimate penalty, and most famously, transsexual Carmen from the champing jaws of Robert Muldoon and the powerful Parliamtenary Privileges Commitee when she alleged one MP in four was homosexueal. Roy Stacey was the closest we have come to a real-life Rumpole of the Bailey, a colourful character in and out of court who cared and shared long before it was PC.
The Farewell Introduction; The Legal Sorcerer's Long Apprenticeship; The Case of the Face on the Barroom Floor; The Case of the Purloined Divorce Papers; The Case of the Slygrog Homicide; The Case of the Breadboard Murder; The Case of the Frightened Sikh; The Case of the Peculiarly Dressed Cadet; The Case of the Quarrelsome Christmas Guest; The Case of the Motorcycle Gang Rape; The Sad Case of the Drunken Spouse; The Sexually Ambivalent Cases of Carole and Carmen; The Last Roar in the Young Liuons' Den