ONE of Britain's leading barristers has still not decided whether to represent former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein when he goes on trial.
Anthony Scrivener QC said: "I have been approached by a chap from Iraq and asked to head Saddam's legal team.
"I haven't yet decided whether I will or not. As with any brief, there are a lot of things to consider. You have got to work through all sorts of issues."
Saddam is due to go on trial for mass murder at a secret location in Iraq next Wednesday.
It is believed that Mr Scrivener was approached by an Iraqi exile who has lived in Britain for about 20 years and works as a legal consultant.
Reports suggest Saddam's family is trying to assemble a team of international lawyers to represent him. Saddam and several associates face a series of charges relating to killings in Iraq dating back several years.