’The British Museum is in possession of stolen goods. The Parthenon Marbles were stolen by Lord Elgin – they never were the “Elgin” Marbles.
- Paul Rogerson
- The Law Society Gazette
They are the Greek Marbles, the Parthenon Marbles, as a matter of law.’
So declared renowned media lawyer Mark Stephens CBE, addressing the annual conference of the Sole Practitioners Group in Ascot last Saturday.
In an unexpected but well-received tour de force, Stephens issued a plea for the marbles and other historical artefacts – notably the Easter Island moai – to be returned to their rightful owners.
He even suggested Greece could veto any proposed UK-EU trade deal pending their…