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Nothing but the truth : stories of crime, guilt and the loss of innocence

By: Barrister, The Secret

1529057035 / 9781529057034
Paperback
12/05/2022
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United Kingdom
24 cm 320 pages

<p>Just how do you become a barrister? And why do only 1 per cent of those who study law succeed in joining this mysteriously opaque profession?

If its such a great occupation, how come you work 100-hour weeks for less than minimum wage? And why might a practising barrister come to feel the need to reveal the lies, secrets, failures and crises at the heart of this world of wigs and gowns?<br><br><i>Nothing But The Truth </i>charts an outsiders progress down the winding path towards practising at the Bar, taking in the sometimes absurd traditions of the Inns of Court, where every meal mandates a glass of port and a toast to the Queen, to the Hunger Games-type contest for pupillage, through the endlessly frustrating experience of being a junior barrister as a creaking, ailing justice system begins to convince them that something has to change . . .<br><br>Full of hilarious, shocking, and surprising stories from their working life, <i>Nothing But The Truth</i> tracks the Secret Barristers transformation from hang em and flog em, austerity-supporting twenty-something to campaigning, bestselling, reforming author whose writing in defence of the law is celebrated around the globe.

It asks questions about what we understand by justice, and what it takes to change our minds.

It also reveals the darker side of working in criminal law, and how the things our justice system gets wrong are not the things most people expect.<br><br><b>Praise for the Secret Barrister . . .</b><br><br><b>Dishes the dirt or serves up a slice of reality on what barristers do - <i>The Times</i></b><br><br><b>An illuminating and timely insight into the legal system . . . fascinating - <i>Sunday Express</i></b><br><br><b>Excellent . . . at once a vicious polemic, a helpful primer and a cringe-inducing account of one barristers travails - <i>Daily Telegraph</i></b></p>

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1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, BM Memoirs, LAQ Law & society, LATC Legal ethics & professional conduct, LNF Criminal law & procedure, LR Law: study & revision guides

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