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The Secret Barrister : stories of the law and how it's broken.

Author: Secret Barrister
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'An anonymous barrister writes a powerfully honest, provocative and moving first-hand account of life in the legal system and how it's failing us all “I'm a barrister, a job which requires the skills of a social worker, relationship counsellor, arm-twister, hostage negotiator, named driver, bus fare-provider, accountant, suicide watchman, coffee-supplier, surrogate parent and, on one memorable occasion, whatever the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Secret Barrister
ISBN: 9781509841103 1509841105 9781509884742 1509884742 9781509841103 1509841105
OCLC Number: 1030187784
Description: 375 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - i: Introduction: My Opening SpeechChapter - 1: Welcome to the Criminal CourtroomChapter - 2: The Wild West: The Magistrates' CourtChapter - 3: Imprisoning the Innocent: Remand and BailChapter - 4: Watching the Guilty Walk Free: Prosecuting on the CheapChapter - 5: The Devil's Greatest Trick: Putting the Victim FirstChapter - 6: Defenceless and IndefensibleChapter - 7: Legal Aid Myths and the Innocence TaxChapter - 8: Trial on Trial: Part I - The Case AgainstChapter - 9: Trial on Trial: Part II - The Case for the DefenceChapter - 10: The Big Sentencing ConChapter - 11: The Courage of Our Convictions: AppealChapter - 12: My Closing Speech
Other Titles: Stories of the law and how it's broken
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This is a campaigning book, written by a true advocate, and thanks to an initiative by the Criminal Bar Association, every MP has received a free copy. They need to read it and take action. -- Read more...

 
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