The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Main Market edition (4 April 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1509841148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1509841141
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19 cm

 

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You may not wish to think about it, but one day you or someone you love will almost certainly appear in a criminal courtroom. You might be a juror, a victim, a witness or perhaps through no fault of your own a defendant. Whatever your role, you d expect a fair trial.

I m a barrister. I work in the criminal justice system, and every day I see how fairness is not guaranteed. Too often the system fails those it is meant to protect. The innocent are wronged and the guilty allowed to walk free.

I want to share some stories from my daily life to show you how the system is broken, who broke it and why we should start caring before it s too late.

Winner of the Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Award 2018.
Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2018.
Shortlisted for Specsavers Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018.

Eye-opening, funny and horrifying Observer
Everyone who has any interest in public life should read it Daily Mail