Sir Desmond de Silva QC


Barrister and former United Nations Chief Prosecutor in Sierra Leone, Sir Desmond de Silva QC died from heart failure, aged 78. He was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1964, and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1984. The former head of Argent Chambers and door tenant at Goldsmith Chambers, became known as football’s greatest defender, after representing several high-profile players. His memoir, Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes? was published last September.

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