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Nothing But The Truth: The Memoir of an Unlikely Lawyer (Hardback)
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Nothing But The Truth: The Memoir of an Unlikely Lawyer (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 12/05/2022
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The Secret Barrister returns, this time mixing memoir with jaw-dropping revelation as they chronicle their path from the Bar to Inns of Court and beyond, spotlighting as ever the shocking injustices within the justice system.

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 it's 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?

Nothing But The Truth charts an outsider's 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...

Full of hilarious, shocking, and surprising stories from their working life, Nothing But The Truth tracks the Secret Barrister's transformation from hang 'em and flog 'em, austerity-supporting twentysomething 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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529057027
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Dishes the dirt - or serves up a slice of reality - on what barristers do' - The Times

'An illuminating and timely insight into the legal system... fascinating' - Sunday Express

'Excellent... at once a vicious polemic, a helpful primer and a cringe-inducing account of one barrister's travails' - Daily Telegraph

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“A Trip Down Memory Lane”

As a law student (over ten years ago now

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“Essential reading for any aspiring law student”

Knowing nothing about practising at the Bar and what is takes to become a Barrister, this compelling memoir has given an insight from behind the scenes about what really goes on in our justice system. Totally readable... More

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“A book you don't want to miss”

Another amazing book from the secret barrister. It really offered a more light-hearted account of the legal system which was needed during my uni law exams. Having read the other two books by the secret barrister I... More

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