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In Your Defence

In Your Defence Summary  8 Sarah Langford is a barrister Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad the vulnerable the heartbroken and the hopeful She must become their voice weave their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom These stories may not make headlines but they wil. Sarah Langford takes us on several journeys though several of her court cases as a barrister We experience what she is told and what she wonders about the real truth of the cases she brings to trial She also tells us about the difficulties that her clients experience in their livesI could not shake off a sense that I had forgotten one of the most important lessons my job had taught me There was no one truth there was no one story Instead there were behind every case just webs of messy lives To look for the truth in a case was to forget my role It was my responsibility to guide those who came my was as best I could through the law and its systems with humanity and empathy It was my job to give them as far as I was able what they wanted And I must try to do this even when what they wanted was not always in the end actually justiceMany of the cases she describes are gut wrenching From police abuse to paedophile material on a youngster s computer from two children going to court probably to cover up for their drug dealing mother to an indebted drug dealer prostituting herself to her suppliers The cases that affected me most were her description of a searing custody case where the bitterness between the parents seemed to overrule any consideration of the children view spoilerI had often been asked Does it put you off getting married dealing with cases like that I knew I was supposed to brush it away and announce my objectivity Except the truth was yes it had Representing parents at war had fundamentally affected my life choices I had imagined boyfriends faces on the other side of a courtroom I had wondered whether I would fight in the breathless wounded way my clients did I had seen how easy it was for love to slip into that hide spoiler

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In Your Defence Summary  8 L change the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways They are stories which but for a twist of luck might have been yours With remarkable candour Sarah describes eleven cases which reveal what goes on in our criminal and family courts these are tales of domestic fall out everyday burglary sexu. 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In Your Defence Summary  8 Al indiscretion and children caught up in the law They are sometimes shocking and they are often heart stopping She examines how she feels as she defends the person standing in the dock She also shows us how our attitudes and actions can shape not only the outcome of a case but the legal system itsel. An interesting look at what it means to be a barrister in today s UK legal system The author covers eleven of her most memorable cases peppered with her thoughts on the justice system and a little of her life outside of the courtroom This was an articulately written account and posed many thought provoking issues The author is an English graduate before turning her hand to law and her love of books words and language is displayed in her book Recommend read for fans of true crime and those interested in what goes on behind the closed doors of the courtroom


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    Sarah Langford Ô 8 characters [E–pub/E–book] In Your Defence Explanation for those in a non British law jurisdiction A barrister is a specialist in putting the case of the adveraries in court They are instructed by solicitors lawyers and work in Chambers where the clerk books in cases into the diaries

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    [E–pub/E–book] In Your Defence Book Reviewed by Stacey on wwwwhisperingstoriescomIn barrister turned author Sarah Langford’s book ‘In Your Defence Stories of Life and Law’ we meet eleven clients that Sarah represented or had legal dealings with and which their stories had have stayed with her The cases are varied and whilst some were handled in the family c

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    review In Your Defence Sarah Langford Ô 8 characters review Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Sarah Langford Sarah Langford takes us on several journeys though several of her court cases as a barrister We experience what she is told and what she wonders about the real truth of the cases she brings to trial She also tells us about the difficulties that her clients experience in their livesI could not shake off a sense that I ha

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    [E–pub/E–book] In Your Defence Sarah Langford Ô 8 characters review Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Sarah Langford I would like to thank the publishers Doubleday Books for sending me a physical ARC of In Your Defence in exchange for an honest reviewThis one did take me a while to read but that was basically I found all of the case stories inspired by real life court cases extremely interesting The author herself works in law as a defence barrister and In Your Defence chronicles a selection of her most memorable cases from her time in the cour

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    [E–pub/E–book] In Your Defence “I had forgotten one of the most important lessons my job had taught me There was no one truth there was no one story Instead there were behind every case just webs of messy lives To look for the truth in a case was to forget my role It was my responsibility to guide those who came my way as best I could through the law and its systems wit

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    [E–pub/E–book] In Your Defence A junior barrister's account of life at the coalface of the law working with some pretty disastrous people and a system that is pretty much destroyed by underfunding Read The Law is Broken by The Secret Barrister the state

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    [E–pub/E–book] In Your Defence review Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Sarah Langford review In Your Defence 35 🌟 starsErm for me this was a book of two parts there was the frustrated author air to this in parts the wispy tendrils of the morning fog were ever evident on the cold ground But when you get to the meat and two veg of it this is a uniue and thought provoking book that does not pull its punches The family Court chapters are particularly hard if you are a parent Worth a read when it comes out on paperback

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    review In Your Defence review Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô Sarah Langford Sarah Langford Ô 8 characters An interesting look at what it means to be a barrister in today’s UK legal system The author covers eleven of her most memorable cases peppered with her thoughts on the justice system and a little of her life outside of the courtroom This was an articulately written account and posed many thought provoking issues The aut

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    [E–pub/E–book] In Your Defence Sarah Langford Ô 8 characters A book that is of great interest to me as I work in the law courts It always strikes me no matter how simple a case can be in the final analysis a crime not only has repercussions with the perpetrator and the immediate victim but can have far

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    [E–pub/E–book] In Your Defence Struggling a bit with the novel I was reading I picked this up as a contrast and enjoyable it was Barrister Sarah Lanford here writes with intelligence and frankness about the legal process with an insightful nature and with plenty of interest to say about her career in court It was good I enjoyed it found it uite thought provoking and it taught me a bit about the day to day happenings in the British legal system from

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 298
  • In Your Defence
  • Sarah Langford
  • English
  • 02 November 2019
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