How do you chat to someone accused of a savage murder? Or prepare a court case? Or sway a jury?
Step into the shoes of criminal barrister William Clegg as he meets clients in prison, works out weaknesses in the other side’s case, and confronts witnesses at tense trials.
Clegg revisits some of his most intriguing briefs – from the murder charge facing Colin Stagg to the shooting of Jill Dando, to the first prosecution under the Nazi war crimes act and the burglar jailed for life by an earprint.
All the while he lays bare the secrets of his profession, from the rivalry among barristers to the moments before a verdict is announced, and how the system of justice occasionally gets it wrong.