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.

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  1. So pleased to have stumbled upon your blog after reading your myth busting piece on Ched Evans. I’m a home educator tutoring my son through GCSE law and suspect that we’ll be visiting here often!


  2. Dear Secret Barrister…
    I have no idea who you are, and actually do not want to know, but I thought that your article (included in a link by my friend Serena Mackesy on Facebook) was undoubtedly the definitive summary of the whole Ched Evans conundrum, and so much more informative than anything in the press…
    I am not a lawyer, and am not even particularly concerned about Mr Evans, but I am really interested in what you have to say…
    Keep up the good work. You have a stellar future ahead of you!


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