Joshua Rozenberg returns to Radio 4's Law in Action

Former Telegraph legal editor Joshua Rozenberg is to return as presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action 23 years after leaving the programme.

Rozenberg is rejoining the BBC legal series where he’d previously spent three years as presenter from its launch in 1984.

He will present the first programme of his return on Tuesday 8 June.

Rozenberg said: “It is a privilege to be returning to Law in Action, a programme I launched more than a quarter of a century ago.

“Much has changed in the law since then – including the growth of judicial review, new sentencing powers, devolution to Scotland and Wales, a developing law of privacy, the Human Rights Act and the creation of a Supreme Court.

“As the law becomes ever more complex and contentious, what does not change is the need for analysis that is sharp, not shrill, and balanced without being boring.

“The early years of a new parliament are always a particularly exciting time in the law. I can’t wait to be back.”

After working as the BBC’s legal correspondent for 15 years, Rozenberg left for The Daily Telegraph in 2000, where he spent eight years editing the paper’s legal coverage.

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