Fake Law

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

True Crime, Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 27/05/2021
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Synopsis

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: 9781529009989
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 294g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 28 mm

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Fake Law
Not what I was expecting
The book seemed to have a targeted audience and was one dimensional
Harvinder Bains
Fake Law
Limited relevance to the UK
Do not buy this book if you are from Scotland (unless you're interested in English Law). There are 2 references to Scotland, neither more than a few lines... READ MORE
GordyB
Fake Law
Sensational Book! Worth it
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
Fake Law
Scorching polemic on key legal issues and high profile English law cases
The Secret Barrister is an anonymous junior barrister specialising in criminal law in England and Wales and best selling author. Their second book is a sc... READ MORE
IReadThereforeIBlog
Fake Law
Fake Law
Absolutely essential reading for anyone who believes they are being seen off or that life isn't fair. In these horrible times where the Telegraph and Daily... READ MORE
Andrew