The Secret Barrister is a junior barrister specialising in criminal law. This blog aims to provide a fly-on-the-wall view of the criminal justice system in action, and life at the Criminal Bar in general. By writing anonymously, I hope to spray a few shafts of sunlight onto what is to most an alien and impenetrable world, publicly reflected only in selective media reportage and artistically-licensed tv dramatisation.
This blog is not an industry puff-piece, nor does it pretend to be a specialist authority. It attempts to present a candid and accessible account of the daily life of a criminal hack hawking their bewigged and begowned services in courts across the land.
Names and identifying details have been changed to preserve the anonymity of persons involved – however every account described is materially true and based on real-life cases.
The Secret Barrister also writes a regular column for Solicitors Journal.