High-profile QC who's never far from the limelight.
GORDON Jackson Gordon Jackson can refer to:
He and fellow QC Donald Findlay have become synonymous with synonymous with
adjective equivalent to, the same as, identical to, similar to, identified with, equal to, tantamount to, interchangeable with, one and the same as headline-grabbing cases that stir the public imagination.
They challenge each other for the position of Scotland's top criminal lawyer and, because of their huge reputations as such, there's never a shortage of work.
However, the private lives of both men have been thrust into the public limelight for very different reasons.
Findlay was basically caught out on video singing sectarian songs and, as a result, resigned as vice-chairman of Rangers.
Jackson has exposed himself by being honest enough to admit he is the father of a lovechild and to take responsibility for him.
Perhaps that is not surprising given his strict religious upbringing.
He is the only child of working-class parents who were members of the Brethren, a fundamental, evangelical Protestant sect.
Jackson embraced the religion with enthusiasm and became a highly regarded lay preacher. After he gained his law degree and after working as a lawyer in Ayrshire for eight years he came to the bar in 1979 and quickly gained a reputation for his oratory oratory, the art of swaying an audience by eloquent speech. In ancient Greece and Rome oratory was included under the term rhetoric, which meant the art of composing as well as delivering a speech. skills.
By 1990, he had built up a healthy criminal practice and everything in the legal garden appeared rosy.
But in his mid-40s he had a crisis of faith and he quit the Brethren and separated from his wife and three children.
Jackson was then named in the divorce of lawyer Laura Walker Laura Anne Walker (born July 1, 1970) is a former freestyle swimmer from the United States, who was a member of the Women's Relay Team that won the bronze medal in the 4x100m Freestyle a the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. .
If his private life was worrying him, it didn't seem to affect him in court. In 1997, he was the top legal-aid earner in the country, pocketing pounds 255,000 and the call from numerous prison cells was, "get me Jackson".
His career took a surprising turn last year when he entered politics and won the Govan MSP (1) (Management Service Provider or Managed Service Provider) An organization that manages a customer's computer systems and networks which are either located on the customer's premises or at a third-party datacenter. seat for Labour.
Despite the political workload, he has continued to fit in court cases.
That has sparked claims that he should do one job or the other.
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Labor Union. quipped - "You are as likely to see Michael Jackson Noun 1. Michael Jackson - United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
Michael Joe Jackson, Jackson as Gordon Jackson around here."