Harry Mount

Court Lore

Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom

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In my brief time as a libel barrister, I often thought I should have been a criminal lawyer instead. It was more romantic and exciting, with more time in court (or on your feet, as barristers put it). That was until a criminal barrister friend of mine was severely beaten up in the holding cell beneath a London court by his client, a violent drug addict on a GBH charge. 

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