Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies (Paperback)The Secret Barrister (author)
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Former Waterstones Book of the Year-shortlisted The Secret Barrister unmasked the corruption and deficiencies of a broken British legal system, and now Fake Law exposes the lies and misinformation spread by those who would seek to keep the general public in ignorance of their rights.
Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people?
Most of us think the law is only relevant to criminals, if we even think of it at all. But the law touches every area of our lives: from intimate family matters to the biggest issues in our society.
Our unfamiliarity is dangerous because it makes us vulnerable to media spin, political lies and the kind of misinformation that frequently comes from loud-mouthed amateurs and those with vested interests. This 'fake law' allows the powerful and the ignorant to corrupt justice without our knowledge - worse, we risk letting them make us complicit.
Thankfully, the Secret Barrister is back to reveal the stupidity, malice and incompetence behind many of the biggest legal stories of recent years. In Fake Law, the Secret Barrister debunks the lies and builds an hilarious, alarming and eye-opening defence against the abuse of our law, our rights and our democracy.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm
'Well written, both punchy and providing concise explanations of complex laws ... a powerful polemic that also acts as a primer about our legal rights' - Rosamund Urwin, The Sunday Times
'The Secret Barrister mounts a powerful defence of lawyers and the law from their noisy detractors ... this is an urgent and highly readable book. You will come away from it feeling that your mind has been purged' - Thomas Grant, The Times
'Fake Law is a compelling, eye-opening read and should act as a wake-up call for anyone with an interest in how the law, and, by extension, society and justice function - that is to say, every one of us.' - Huston Gilmore, The Daily Express
'I enjoyed reading this book. It is well-written and informative and the SB is right to lament the levels of public ignorance about the way the system works.' - Philip Johnston, The Daily Telegraph
'The anonymous campaigning lawyer returns with a myth-busting new book that takes on the many detractors of the law and legal profession.' - The Times
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