‘Nothing But The Truth’ charts an outsiders progress down the winding path towards practising at the Bar. It takes in the sometimes absurd traditions of the Inns of Court, where every meal mandates a glass of port and a toast to the Queen, and the Hunger Games-type contest for pupillage, through the endlessly frustrating experience of being a junior criminal barrister – as a creaking, ailing justice system begins to convince them that something has to change . .
Full of hilarious, shocking, and surprising stories from the Secret Barrister’s working life, ‘Nothing But The Truth’ asks questions about what we understand by justice and what it takes to change our minds. It reveals the darker side of working in criminal law and how the things our justice system gets wrong are not the things most people expect.