A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

Leonard Hoffmann, Baron Hoffmann, PC (born 8 May 1934) is a retired senior British judge. He served as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary from 1995 to 2009. Well known for his lively decisions and willingness to break with convention, he has had an especially large impact on shareholder actions in UK company law, in restricting tort liability for public authorities, human rights and on intellectual property law, in particular patents. [1]
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