Fake Law

Fake Law

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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.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134 x 28mm | 224g
  • Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Simultaneous Release
  • 1529047633
  • 9781529047639
  • 2,600,480

Review quote

'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 All Out War
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About The Secret Barrister

The Secret Barrister is a junior barrister specialising in criminal law. The Secret Barrister writes for Solicitors Journal, New Statesman and INews and has written pieces in the Sun, the Mirror and Huffington Post.

In 2016, the Secret Barrister was named Independent Blogger of the Year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. Jack Hawkins is a British stage, film and television actor who attended Oxford University and graduated from LAMDA. He has appeared on the West End in Birdsong, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Harvey, and toured internationally with Cheek by Jowl to perform at the Sydney Theatre and BAM in New York. Jack has also appeared on television in Call the Midwife, New Tricks, Casualty and Holby City, and in the feature films Writers Retreat and The Head Hunter. He is also a narrator, lending his voice to audiobooks by bestselling authors Bernard Cornwell, Toby Clements and Andy McNab.
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