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The secret barrister : stories of law and how it's broken.

Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child-abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years who you believe to be innocent? What is the law and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs? Here is the best and worst of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781509884742 1509884742
OCLC Number: 1031366738
Awards: Winner of Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018 (UK)
Short-listed for National Book Awards Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018 (UK)
Short-listed for Waterstones Book Of The Year 2018 (UK)
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

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An anonymous barrister writes a darkly comic, provocative and moving first-hand account of life in the legal system and how it's failing us all  Read more...

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Both shocking and moving, but most of all I found in it a burning desire to make our justice system work properly for everyone. -- Daniel Zeichner MP This is a campaigning book, written by a true Read more...

 
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