The Secret Barrister: Stories of This Legislation and the Way It’s Broken

Medical memoirs such as This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay have vividly illustrated the highs and lows of working in the National Health Service and the importance of funding it properly. The Secret Barrister, an anonymous junior barrister practicing in London, now lifts the lid on the realities of the English and Welsh criminal justice system in ‘Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken’.

As you would expect, The Secret Barrister is extremely articulate and persuasive in the way that he or she presents the damning case of how the legal system is broken and specifically how funding cuts have exacerbated existing problems across the board for the myriad of people involved in it including magistrates, solicitors, complainants, defendants and, of course, barristers. Some passages are quite long-winded with a lot of historical background and statistics, requiring a great deal of concentration on the part of the reader to absorb all the facts.

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