Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – dramatis personae
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE KINGS BENCH DIVISION
Royal Courts of Justice. Wednesday, 21st February, 1923
Before the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE, and a Special Jury
Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes …
Halliday G. Sutherland and Harding & More Limited …
Dr. Stopes’ legal team:
Mr. Patrick Hastings, K.C., M.P.
Sir Hugh Fraser
Mr. Herbert Metcalfe
Messrs. Braby & Waller (solicitors)
Dr. Sutherland’s legal team:
Mr. Ernst Charles, K.C.
Mr. H.V. Rabagliati
Mr. Harold Murphy
Messrs. Charles Russell & Co. (solicitors)
Harding & More’s legal team:
Serjeant Sullivan, K.C.
Mr. Theobald Mathew
Messrs. Witham Roskell Munster & Weld (solicitors)
Events and witnesses
Day 1. Wednesday, 21st February 1923.
Opening speech of Mr. Patrick Hastings, K.C.
Sir James Barr
Day 2. Thursday, 22nd February 1923.
Dr. Marie Stopes
Nurse Maud Hebbes
Sir William Arbuthnot Lane
Day 3. Friday, 23rd February 1923.
Dr. Harold Chapple
Sir William Bayliss
Dr. Meredith Young
Dr. Jane Hawthorne
Dr. George Jones
Opening speech of Mr. Ernst Charles, K.C.
Professor Ann Louise McIlroy
Day 4. Tuesday, 27th February 1923.
Mr. George Roberts, M.P.
Dr. Halliday Sutherland
Dr. Arthur Giles
Dr. Frederick McCann
Dame Mary Scharlieb
Dr. Norman Haire
Dr. Agnes Saville
Dr. William Falkner
Day 5. Wednesday, 28th February 1923.
Sir Maurice Abbott Anderson
Closing speeches of Serjeant Sullivan, Mr. Ernst Charles K.C., Mr. Patrick Hastings K.C.
Summing up by the Lord Chief Justice
Delivery of the verdict by Mr. Maurice Spencer, foreman of the Jury
Day 6. Thursday, 1st March 1923.
Legal argument and Judgement
Stopes v. Sutherland explained (under three minutes):