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As a criminal barrister providing a comprehensive service to my clients, it is important that I am ready to provide fashion suggestions

By Alex McBride   March 2006

“Take off your coat,” I whispered. She eased it off her shoulders without protest. She looked marvellous. Her throat was hidden by a beige polo neck, over which she wore a V-neck sweater with horizontal coloured stripes. Her beige pleated skirt reached unrevealingly to her ankles. In a stroke of genius, her hair was set fast in a demi-glace of L’Oréal, in the style of a Romford lady shopper. This woman was the picture of an African matron: respectable, sombre—and law-abiding. Accused of attempting to open a bank account with a dodgy driving licence, when she left the dock to…

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