Fake Law

Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies

True Crime, Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 03/09/2020
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Fake Law
The book that i've been waiting for!
The follow up book to 'The Secret Barrister - Stories Of The Law And How It's Broken'. I couldn't put this book down. A very informative read, with laugh o... READ MORE
Gemma at Elgin
Fake Law
Essential reading.
An excellent look at how the legal system works and why, using examples from real high profile cases. This is a book that shows how the media, the governme... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool


Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people?

Most of us think the law is only relevant to criminals, if we even think of it at all. But the law touches every area of our lives: from intimate family matters to the biggest issues in our society.

Our unfamiliarity is dangerous because it makes us vulnerable to media spin, political lies and the kind of misinformation that frequently comes from loud-mouthed amateurs and those with vested interests. This 'fake law' allows the powerful and the ignorant to corrupt justice without our knowledge - worse, we risk letting them make us complicit.

Thankfully, the Secret Barrister is back to reveal the stupidity, malice and incompetence behind many of the biggest legal stories of recent years. In Fake Law, the Secret Barrister debunks the lies and builds an hilarious, alarming and eye-opening defence against the abuse of our law, our rights and our democracy.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529009941
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 618g
  • Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 40 mm

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Fake Law
Fantastic Follow-Up
Gripping. Jaw-dropping. Terrifying. All adjectives that were utilised by reviewers and commentators at the Secret Barrister's first literary outing in 2018... READ MORE
Jonathan Brown
Fake Law
Such a superb book. I honestly believe that there is not one person on this Earth that wouldn't benefit from giving this a read. It encapsulates very relev... READ MORE
Jaden Whitehill
Fake Law
Fantastic book!
Bought this after reading The Secret Barrister’s first book. As an undergraduate law student, I have followed SB for a long time on Twitter, and thoroughly... READ MORE
Amara Tamblyn
Fake Law
A must read
I vividly remember an evening in 2016 when I went out to dinner with a group of around eight of my closest friends. Earlier that day, the retrial of a foot... READ MORE
Julie Morris
Fake Law
Crime alert
It is now a crime not to read this book, punishable by being forced to listen and believe everything you hear from Priti Pattel and the tabloids a out the ... READ MORE
Jim Watson
Fake Law
Compulsory Reading
This fabulous book should be compulsory reading for all politicians, journalists and anyone who expresses any form of view on the proceedings of UK courts.... READ MORE
Simon Haslam
Fake Law
Fake Law
Excellent and accessible survey of our current law and the rights on which we should be able to rely, together with a delineation of threats to those right... READ MORE
Bronwen Grey
Fake Law
Signed by the author copy???
Very good read, 100% buy this book. I bought the signed by the author copy??? Signed S. B, the secret barrister. These being the only copies of the book i... READ MORE
Fake Law
A Sensational Read, Worth The Purchase!
As implied in the title, this book truly is sensational. It really dismantles the issues and absurdities with the current & past laws and precedents set in... READ MORE
Wojega R Andrew