Basket: 0 items £0.00
Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for In your defence  : stories of life and law

In your defence : stories of life and law

By: Langford, Sarah

1784163082 / 9781784163082
Paperback
340.092
03/01/2019
226 in stock Need More ?
England
20 cm x, 308 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2018.

____________________SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A thoughtful, elegant book. ... often as thrilling as a detective novel. ' - Thomas Grant, QC The Times. ____________________Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice: weave their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom.

These stories may not make headlines but they will change the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways.

They are stories which, but for a twist of luck, might have been yours.

With remarkable candour, Sarah describes eleven cases which reveal what goes on in our criminal and family courts: these are tales of domestic fall out, everyday burglary, sexual indiscretion, and children caught up in the law. They are sometimes shocking and they are often heart-stopping.

She examines how she feels as she defends the person standing in the dock. She also shows us how our attitudes and actions can shape not only the outcome of a case, but the legal system itself.

BIC:

BM Memoirs, BTC True crime, LAQG Gender & the law, LAT Legal profession: general, LNFB Criminal justice law

Our price£6.29
RRP £8.99
Save 30%
Other Formats
Hardback£11.89
Paperback£6.29