Joshua Rozenberg

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Joshua Rozenberg
Born (1950-05-30) 30 May 1950 (age 65)
United Kingdom
Occupation Solicitor, Journalist, Author
Notable credit(s) BBC News
Daily Telegraph Legal Affairs Editor
Spouse(s) Melanie Phillips
Children 2

Joshua Rufus Rozenberg (born 30 May 1950) is a British legal commentator and journalist.

He was educated at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith and Wadham College, University of Oxford, where he took a law degree. He qualified as a solicitor in 1976, at Dixon Ward solicitors in Richmond, Surrey.

Rozenberg began his career in journalism at the BBC in 1975,[1] where he launched Law in Action on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.[2] At the BBC he worked across all media formats, providing legal commentary on major cases and where legal affairs affected a headline story. In 2000 he joined the Daily Telegraph as Legal Affairs Editor,[3] where he remained until the end of 2008.[1][4] He also wrote a column for the Evening Standard.[5]

Now a freelance journalist, he writes regular columns for the Law Society Gazette, Law Business Review and Standpoint magazine. In May 2010 he started writing a weekly blog for The Guardian's online law page. On 8 June 2010, he returned to the BBC to present Law in Action, 25 years after starting the radio programme.[2][6]

Rozenberg holds an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Hertfordshire, is an honorary bencher of Gray's Inn, and is accredited as a mediator by the ADR group. He has won the Bar Council's Legal Reporting Award four times.[2]

Rozenberg is married to fellow journalist Melanie Phillips; the couple have two children.[3]


  • Joshua Rozenberg (1995-01-12). The Search for Justice. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0-340-62859-6. 
  • Joshua Rozenberg (2004-03-11). Privacy and the Press. OUP Oxford. ISBN 0-19-925056-1. 


  1. ^ a b "Joshua Rozenberg". The Times. 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Joshua Rozenberg returns as presenter of Law in Action". BBC Press Office. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  3. ^ a b "The multicultural menace, anti-semitism and me", Jackie Ashley meets Melanie Phillips, The Guardian, 6 June 2006
  4. ^ "Joshua Rozenberg". Noel Gay. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Joshua Rozenberg". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  6. ^ "Joshua Rozenberg returns to Radio 4's Law in Action". Press Gazette. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 

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