Sad to see death of John Mortimer
I became aware of him first defending in the Oz obscenity trial. I read the Mag; and had even thought of applying to be an editor of that now notorious edition. I next came across him as President of the Howard League for Penal Reform whose conferences i attended. He seemed at home in Oxford College's and we forgave him his 'Penal League for Howard Reform' jokes (twice). Only later did i discover that with so few male staff at the League i was a reserve to do up his flies after the dinner.
The Telegraph has a decent obit here.