The Secret Barrister

The Secret Barrister

Total 11 Posts
  • UK Criminal Courts
The Secret Barrister is a junior barrister specialising in criminal law. Wears a black cape and fights crime. Not Batman. Best Independent Blog Winner, Comment Awards 2016 & 2017.

Do you know the Free Representation Unit?

4 min read
Legal aid should act as a safety net, ensuring that everybody has the ability to enforce their legal rights and that nobody is excluded from the justice system for lack of money. That is why FRU exists.

Tory MEP’s unknown ‘Treason Act 1372’ and what the actual law of treason says.

3 min read
A Secret Barrister multipurpose piece on the law of treason in the UK and a rebuke of THAT MEP’s extreme view on anyone opposed to Brexit.

Why was a homeless man jailed for pretending to run the London Marathon?

9 min read
A homeless man who picked up a lost race number and “completed” the London Marathon has been jailed for 16 weeks. A very harsh sentence, the Secret Barrister argues.

Did this kitten really conduct a criminal trial by itself… and WIN?

5 min read
The cat in the photo is not a registered practitioner...

When fundamentalists lie about the law in order to exploit a tragedy.

6 min read
The Secret Barrister responds to an Ultra-Conservative American activist who despises government-run healthcare and wants to make Alfie Evans a symbol of the NHS failure.

Bashing burglars and the law of self-defence.

10 min read
What is the law on bashing burglars?

What’s in a name? Anonymity and me.

5 min read
On anonymity, independence and why keeping the mask on is so important to the Secret Barrister.
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