The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How it’s Broken


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Pan Macmillan

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