Under the Wig: A Lawyer's Stories of Murder, Guilt and Innocence (Paperback)
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Under the Wig: A Lawyer's Stories of Murder, Guilt and Innocence (Paperback)

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'This is a gripping memoir from one of our country's greatest jury advocates, offering a fascinating, no-holds-barred tour behind the scenes of some of the most famous criminal cases of modern times' The Secret Barrister

'Gripping' - The Times

'Mixes the excitement of the courtroom and some practical tips on the advocacy with the more mundane life of the working lawyer' - Sunday Times

'Between such serious case studies, his jovial memoir reflects on the challenges and satisfactions of life as a barrister.' - Daily Mail

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How can you speak up for someone accused of a savage murder? Or sway a jury? Or get a judge to drop a case?

In this memoir, murder case lawyer William Clegg revisits his most intriguing trials, from the acquittal of Colin Stagg to the shooting of Jill Dando, to the man given life because of an earprint.

All the while he lays bare the secrets of his profession, from the rivalry among barristers to the nervous moments before a verdict comes back, and how our right to a fair trial is now at risk.

Under the Wig is for anyone who wants to know the reality of a murder trial. It has been praised as "gripping" by The Times, "riveting" by the Sunday Express and "fascinating" by the Secret Barrister, who described the author as "one of our country's greatest jury advocates."

Several prominent barristers, including Matthew Scott and Bob Marshall-Andrews QC, have said Under the Wig is a "must read" for anyone with an interest in the criminal law. Switch off the TV dramas and see real criminal law in action.

Well-known cases featured:

The Murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common
The Chillenden Murders (Dr Lin and Megan Russell)
The Trial of Private Lee Clegg
The Murder of Jill Dando
The first Nazi war crimes prosecution in the UK
The Murder of Joanna Yeates
The Rebekah Brooks Phone Hacking Trial

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529401240
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 198 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This is a gripping memoir from one of our country's greatest jury advocates, offering a fascinating, no-holds-barred tour behind the scenes of some of the most famous criminal cases of modern times. * The Secret Barrister *
Countless veteran lawyers have produced page-tuners based in the fictional world of law, but in Under the Wig William Clegg, QC, has distilled his extraordinary life in the criminal courtroom into a yarn equally as gripping. * The Times *
Mixes the excitement of the courtroom and some practical tips on the advocacy with the more mundane life of the working lawyer. * Sunday Times *
Between such serious case studies, his jovial memoir reflects on the challenges and satisfactions of life as a barrister. * Daily Mail *
This breezy account of life as a barrister dealing with some of the most important cases in recent British history is enjoyable and addictive. * New Books magazine *

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“Worth the read - definitely !”

Thank you to NetGalley for the chance to read this book. I thought it was just great, the tone and the content was pitched just right for the general public and not directed specifically the law fraternity. I enjoyed... More

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“Really Interesting”

As someone who wants to become a barrister in the near future, it’s a great insight into the ins and outs of the job. The inclusion of infamous cases that Clegg has dealt with bring the book to life. Sometimes Clegg... More

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Phillip Taylor MBE

“CLEGG’S IMPRESSIVE MEMOIR”

CLEGG’S IMPRESSIVE MEMOIR
ON HOW THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL HAS BEEN PUT AT RISK

An appreciation by Elizabeth Robson Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers and Phillip Taylor MBE, Head of Chambers
and Reviews Editor, “The... More

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