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Defending the Guilty

Defending the Guilty

Those who have an interest in the lighter side of the law will be delighted that they now have access (from April 7, 2011) to the cheaper, Penguin reprint of “Defending the Guilty” subtitled “Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom” by Alex McBride, for under £10.

The author, a criminal barrister, and by that we mean an advocate who practises in the criminal courts, not a practitioner who is a criminal, draws upon his experiences at the Bar …

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Is SILK too slick?

Is SILK too slick?

As a courtroom drama, Silk has much to recommend it. Whatever practitioners may tell you, most court cases are pretty dull, so you need a strong plot and a cast of larger than life characters to inject the necessary drama.

Peter Moffatt, who scripted the series, has long form for this, including Kavanagh QC and North Square. He is himself a barrister and, even if he no longer practices, it enables him to maintain a healthy measure …

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