Death penalty fight

Owen Williams, a 25-year old trainee solicitor at Bristol firm Clarke Wilmott & Clarke, has been chosen to go to the US to help fight the death penalty, under a scheme organised by Amicus. Amicus, a group of UK lawyers seeking to assist US defence attorneys in capital punishment cases, is hoping to send out more lawyers to the US later this year. Williams, who flew to New York this week, will work for George Kendall of the Legal Defence Fund of the NAACP, the human rights organisation to which Martin Luther King belonged.