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

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experiences as a criminal barristerI found it incredibly informative, a must read Ed Miliband, Reasons to be Cheerful podcast Powerful points are expressed in a funny but penetrating way the barrister weaves personal experience with his or her most memorable cases and clientsafter you ve chuckled to yourself, it forces you to reflect on its real meaning Prospect Magazine A brilliant but deeply disturbing book Using the legal cases of real people, it shows how our criminal justice system is so broken, the innocent end up behind bars while the guilty walk free Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion and Co leader of the Green Party Wickedly funny and deadly serious, this brilliant book is an essential read for anyone who cares about justice, fairness and equality before the law If you felt these things were safe, the Secret Barrister will leave you stunned and aghast at a criminal justice system absolutely broken by cuts across the board, frequently dishing out a travesty of justice 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mordantly clear, chillingly well observed and terrifyingly funny I have rarely read a book that filled me with greater fury Read this, give it to friends, share the Secret Barrister s testimony with strangers it s a rare and righteous thing A.L.Kennedy, Booker listed author of Serious Sweet Fluently and engagingly writtena copy of this book should be placed on the desk of every judge, every trainee lawyer, every would be lawyer, every politician, and every minister responsible for the legal system The Literary Review Its stories of how the law often fails those whom it is meant to protect how do barristers feel when someone they believe to be innocent gets banged up for five years make for gripping reading John Crace The Guardian Funny, angry, mordant, social satire, reform manifesto The Secret Barrister offers them all in this legal tour de force Told through often heart rending stories of victims and victors in a game of legal roulette, a quest for decency and proper standards of legal service shines through the bleakness If the Secret Barrister has her or his way, it might happen a bit often Read this book, hope and pray Andrew Adonis This excellent book will hopefully raise awareness of what has been, until now, a silent crisis It is at once a vicious polemic, a helpful primer and a cringe inducing account of one barrister s travails Daily Telegraph Terrifying and occasionally hilarious this is an eye opening, if depressing, account of the practice of law today Perhaps there is hope, but the author leaves us in no doubt that urgent reform is needed The Observer Funny, frightening, frequently infuriating but above all profoundly human As a sensitive and knowledgeable storyteller, the Secret Barrister does for lawyers what James Herriot did for vets James O Brien Takes the reader deep into the bowels of the criminal justice systemthe message of this entertaining book is delivered with great skillthe book is at once a lament and a celebrationthe justice system as not just for criminals and victims but for all of us it is the symbol of our nation s humanity The Times What s so powerful about The Secret Barrister is its ability to connect the dotsrevealing a picture that is a commentary on society as a whole than it is on robing rooms full of horsehair wigs Afua Hirsch Guardian The Secret Barrister can writeeveryone who has any interest in public life should read itthis is a book of some brilliance, clearly explained, cogently argued Daily Mail Dishes the dirt or serves up a slice of reality on what barristers do The Times By turns eye opening, damning and hilarious, the secret barrister lifts the lid on a legal system where the system, the politicians, the lack of funding and sometimes the judges are the real villains and the victims are all of us Tim Shipman, author of Fall Out and All Out WarThe Secret Barrister is a junior barrister specialising in criminal law The Secret Barrister writes for Solicitors Journal, New Statesman and INews and has written pieces in the Sun, the Mirror and Huffington Post In 2016 and 2017, the Secret Barrister was named Independent Blogger of the Year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. 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    • 3.4
    • 262
    • Hardcover
    • The Secret Barrister
    • English
    • 18 May 2017
    • 384 pages