Geoffrey Robertson AO QC is a barrister, author and one-time host of “Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals” on the ABC. He is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers; now the largest human rights practice in Europe; where he has been mentor to Amal Clooney, Jen Robinson, Keir Starmer and others.
Geoffrey Robertson graduated from Sydney University in 1970 and took a post graduate degree at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He gained media attention in the 70's for his involvement in the Oz Magazine obscenity trial which he worked on with John Mortimer, the "Rumpole of the Bailey" author.
He joined John Mortimer's chambers and stayed there until Mortimer retired. Geoffrey then took over as head of chambers where he works as a high profile London lawyer who has a reputation for taking on important human rights cases.
One of his most spectacular victories was last year's Privy Council decision to reprieve two Jamaican prisoners who had been held on death row for 14 years. His 20 year old involvement in this case was conducted free of charge.
Geofrey is the author of many books on the law but shot to public prominence as the moderator of the highly successful television series "Hypotheticals" which was hugely popular both in Australia and in Britain.