Out on 03 September 2020

Fake Law

The Secret Barrister

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03 September 2020
9781529009972
480 minutes
Jack Hawkins
Synopsis

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 a defence against the abuse of our law, our rights and our democracy that is as entertaining as it is vital.

By turns eye-opening, damning and hilarious, the secret barrister lifts the lid on a legal system where the system, the politicians, the lack of funding and sometimes the judges are the real villains and the victims are all of us

Tim Shipman, author of Fall Out and All Out War on The Secret Barrister

Dishes the dirt — or serves up a slice of reality — on what barristers do

The Times on The Secret Barrister

The Secret Barrister can write . . . everyone who has any interest in public life should read it . . . this is a book of some brilliance, clearly explained, cogently argued

Daily Mail on The Secret Barrister