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

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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.

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