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A chilling account of how the law works—and doesn’t

'The Secret Barrister' lifts the lid on a mysterious world

By Hashi Mohamed   May 2018
The Royal Courts of Justice in London (Photo: Pixabay)

The Royal Courts of Justice in London (Photo: Pixabay)

Popular culture rarely portrays the justice system accurately. Courtroom dramas depict ancient English courts, horsehair wigs and black robes but not what really goes on behind the scenes. So it is all the more welcome that this book both demystifies the subject—and raises the alarm. The anonymous author of The Secret Barrister, originally a successful blogger, argues convincingly that our criminal justice system is crumbling, from the magistrates to the Supreme Court.


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