Interview with Roger Maddocks

Scope and Content

Neil Rafeek in conversation with Irwin Mitchell solicitor Roger Maddocks, 30 April 2004.
- transcript only: digital, also analogue copy corrected by Mr Maddocks
Interview C38.

Administrative / Biographical History

Roger Maddocks was admitted as a solicitor on 15 May 1980. He specialises in workplace injury law. Maddocks currently is a partner at Irwin Mitchell, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Neil Rafeek was born in London, the middle of three brothers. His father Taureq Rafeek was a town planner and the family regularly moved with his work. From London they moved to Bristol, then Edinburgh (where Neil attended primary school), then Sunderland. Neil Rafeek's experience at secondary school there prevented him from successfully completing his early education. Leaving with just one O-level, he entered the building trade to train as a bricklayer. Subsequently he enrolled at the University of Strathclyde as a mature student and went on to do a PhD on women in the Communist party in Scotland 1920-1991 (1998). It was the first oral history based PhD awarded in the Department of History. Rafeek actively helped to build, manage and run the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) at Strathclyde.

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Roger Maddocks was admitted as a solicitor on 15 May 1980. He specialises in workplace injury law. Maddocks currently is a partner at Irwin Mitchell, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Neil Rafeek was born in London, the middle of three brothers. His father Taureq Rafeek was a town planner and the family regularly moved with his work. From London they moved to Bristol, then Edinburgh (where Neil attended primary school), then Sunderland. Neil Rafeek's experience at secondary school there prevented him from successfully completing his early education. Leaving with just one O-level, he entered the building trade to train as a bricklayer. Subsequently he enrolled at the University of Strathclyde as a mature student and went on to do a PhD on women in the Communist party in Scotland 1920-1991 (1998). It was the first oral history based PhD awarded in the Department of History. Rafeek actively helped to build, manage and run the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) at Strathclyde.

Archivist's Note

Created by Anna-K Mayer, 9 February 2017

Name revealed in appendix of McIvor & Johnston 2007, according to which all of the interviews in that project were "archived for public access in the Scottish Oral History Centre [etc]"/akm February 2017

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