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L 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 sexu. I would like to thank the publishers Doubleday Books for sending me a physical ARC of In Your Defence in exchange for an honest reviewThis one did take me a while to read but that was basically I found all of the case stories inspired by real life court cases extremely interesting The author herself works in law as a defence barrister and In Your Defence chronicles a selection of her most memorable cases from her time in the courtroom Some of them contained topics that were hard to read about since as rape drugs and an abusive relationship but I liked how each case story got to the point and the majority of backstory was interesting to read about I appreciated the notes section at the back of my ARC copy which talks about various laws in greater detail in a way that is easy to understand The pacing did drag a little but overall it was a good real life experience and one I can recommend

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In Your Defence

Al 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 itsel. An interesting look at what it means to be a barrister in today s UK legal system The author covers eleven of her most memorable cases peppered with her thoughts on the justice system and a little of her life outside of the courtroom This was an articulately written account and posed many thought provoking issues The author is an English graduate before turning her hand to law and her love of books words and language is displayed in her book Recommend read for fans of true crime and those interested in what goes on behind the closed doors of the courtroom

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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 wil. Book Reviewed by Stacey on wwwwhisperingstoriescomIn barrister turned author Sarah Langford s book In Your Defence Stories of Life and Law we meet eleven clients that Sarah represented or had legal dealings with and which their stories had have stayed with her The cases are varied and whilst some were handled in the family courts others were serious enough to go before the CrownEach chapter is a new case At the beginning you are given the clients name where they were tried and the law which their crime comes under For example the first case is that of Dominic who was tried at Oxford Magistrate Court and Oxford Crown Court The legal issue is covered under Children and Young Persons Act 1933 Section 50 Age of Criminal Responsibility Each case is uniue and they were all very interesting Some were heartbreaking whilst others were heartwarming The book does read like a fictional story yet you are conscious that it is all real You not only get to find out about the clients but also about Sarah herself too Some stories are also truly harrowing whilst others might have you wanting to know why Sarah would take the case onThe book was riveting and I felt fully engaged the whole way through I do like criminal case stories whether real or fictional so this book was right up my alley It was an interesting look at the UK s criminal justice service and how it works I was surprised to learn how close to the court case that Sarah gets the paperwork sometimes only a matter of hours beforeSarah s voice comes across so clear and she has a way of engaging the reader The words just flowed naturally and I would love to have read about cases as I was that intrigued in Sarah s legal world


10 thoughts on “In Your Defence

  1. says:

    Explanation for those in a non British law jurisdiction A barrister is a specialist in putting the case of the adveraries

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    Book Reviewed by Stacey on wwwwhisperingstoriescomIn barrister turned author Sarah Langford’s book ‘In Your Defence Stor

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    Sarah Langford takes us on several journeys though several of her court cases as a barrister We experience what she is told and what she wonders about the real truth of the cases she brings to trial She also tells us about the difficulties that her clients experience in their livesI could not shake off a sense that I ha

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    I would like to thank the publishers Doubleday Books for sending me a physical ARC of In Your Defence in exchange for an honest reviewThis one did take me a while to read but that was basically I found all of the

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    “I had forgotten one of the most important lessons my job had taught me There was no one truth there was no on

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    A junior barrister's account of life at the coalface of the law working with some pretty disastrous people and a system that is pretty much destroyed by underfunding Read The Law is Broken by The Secret Barrister the state of this is horrifying It's a good humane fascinating read well written and engaging and just a tad liable to make you wa

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    35 🌟 starsErm for me this was a book of two parts there was the frustrated author air to this in parts the wispy tendrils of the morning fog

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    An interesting look at what it means to be a barrister in today’s UK legal system The author covers eleven of her most memorable cases peppered with her thoughts on the justice system and a little of her life out

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    A book that is of great interest to me as I work in the law courts It always strikes me no matter how simple a case can be i

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    Struggling a bit with the novel I was reading I picked this up as a contrast and enjoyable it was Barrister Sarah Lanford here writes with intelligence and frankness about the legal process with an insightful natur