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Wears a black cape and fights crime. Not Batman. • Author of award-winning No.1 bestseller The Secret Barrister. New Sunday Times bestseller, #FakeLaw, out now.

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Joined Twitter 5/25/15


The truth about our “Covid-secure courts”, by the brilliant @emilydugan. Court staff, jurors, judges, lawyers, wi… https://t.co/A1aTBSfoHO @CrimeGirI Nope, I fully agree.* Infections at 196 courts & 76 prisons ✅ * 599 court users test positive ✅ * Prisoners with tests pending (posit… https://t.co/G8HgGN10hD
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerI asked and you delivered! https://t.co/oICdGMXOQ8 @bookshop_org_UK is a lifeline for indies during this pandemic.… https://t.co/XrmWVRLsQM
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @Miss_Peg @DannyKodicek We don’t have statutes of limitations for criminal prosecutions in England and Wales (save… https://t.co/BnBXwVAV2G @adamjoewhite @9StJohnStreet @Trebor_Smith Congratulations Adam!
1/16
2021
@suzeesoo_ @warkslibraries I’m so glad I’ve reached you. @GreatStrides65 Indeed. It is a great shame when somebody holding themselves out as a journalist cannot be trusted… https://t.co/Xs9P1WxKfN @TweetingYet @VIIXIIIMCMXC @CourtNewsUK See my TL.I’d like to apologise to @PippaWoodrow for retweeting that account. I had no idea that it would have provided such… https://t.co/a8t51n08GnEarlier today I QT’d a tweet by a court reporting organisation. It claimed that a barrister in a case had refused t… https://t.co/PhvJqzQeLNThis morning I was at court when stopped in an enclosed area by a journalist not social distancing. To be honest I… https://t.co/ndgAhK85iW
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @ingvar_arni Thank you so much! That’s really kind of you. @CourtNewsUK @CrimeGirI @PippaWoodrow @DoughtyStreet I suspect you do understand. @CrimeGirI @CourtNewsUK @PippaWoodrow @DoughtyStreet I agree. The impression given by the original tweet was of an… https://t.co/439WecPWfo @CourtNewsUK @PippaWoodrow @DoughtyStreet This is an appalling tweet that does you no credit at all. I suggest you take it down. @MThomas_CrimLaw Statutory all the way for me. @BarristerSecret: Very important question. "Common Assault: statutory or common law offence?" Are you in the DPP… https://t.co/e4aN8oSKiR
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @PatchLimb @BBCDanielS @sarahcrowtherqc Outstanding! @MD_Maynard Absolutely. They invariably are. The trouble often starts when their hard work is purloined and repacka… https://t.co/FqGGEXuPbKMany threads to draw from the Coronavirus in court figures: https://t.co/dr6nSCx7bc Firstly, the majority of cases… https://t.co/UySSr1Mu5X
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @BBCDanielS I agree. The standard introduction “I [no name given] prosecute, my learned friend Ms X defends” is roo… https://t.co/Eu8gJgKVvvIf you have concerns about safety of any London Magistrates Courts please report it to us as we are collating data… https://t.co/Urt3Hd1Ywz
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerThe reluctance of the Home Office to deny publicly that it is reconsidering the restoration of the death penalty… https://t.co/dfcfxgIqEN
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerIf you have seen that we are reviewing applications for pupillage but you don't know how to access it - you go here… https://t.co/BXxPRgN0BM
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerToday at the Home Office ... https://t.co/TL2rFDGTBO
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @DavidMuttering @ukhomeoffice I am 100% confident there is a chance you might possibly be right. Perhaps.Excellent opportunities for skilled lawyers who are ready for a different challenge. I joined three years ago next… https://t.co/J2otWWdKdJ
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @itsbenknight The tragedy is, I think they do.“The police were holding 150,000 records of private data that we can afford to lose” isn’t the defence, or mitigati… https://t.co/cjOztVZrTSEither the deleted records were important and necessary for the purpose of investigating crime, or the Home Office… https://t.co/6RosFmb8DpThe full, highly readable, report is here: https://t.co/p3PJdfFvIF https://t.co/kyGkmoo5fH
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1/15
2021
NEW: Pupillage application reviews! Portal (ours, for reviews) opens tomorrow. We have 133 barristers. More are wel… https://t.co/nb6tu5ZIw4
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister1/7 Yesterday I had to go to a London Magistrates' Court in person during one of the scariest times of this pandemi… https://t.co/H0HMa4EtOK
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @lucyandthelaw @SamLBall I’m afraid the chair of the Magistrates’ Association doesn’t believe you. These things are… https://t.co/E8I6osgxpjThis is outrageous. Those garden centre car park press conferences didn’t pay for themselves. https://t.co/KbQ8haOJpPThe @ukhomeoffice has now said on the record that this claim that Patel had asked the civil service to scope a poli… https://t.co/9sZRMokEl6
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerGood afternoon from Derby Crown Court where a female defendant has just told a judge: "I'm admitting everything, du… https://t.co/OvdMMLCrCJ
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerA defendant once jumped the dock and landed on me. I was wearing a wig and gown. A group of us restrained him as he… https://t.co/vteRevFKNQ
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerToday’s judge was charm personified even over the link. He made sure that everything could be done to ensure that t… https://t.co/qFIaiagU6M
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @GreatStrides65 @JohnNicholRAF @maj_fox The article is incomplete/inaccurate. For one, 16 year-olds cannot receive… https://t.co/007huK6qpB
1/14
2021
@mollychristinaa Thank you Mollychristina! @aforlornhope I’m so sorry Stuart. You could shave an inch off the top once you’ve read it? @BarristerSecret thought you might be interested in this-a murder trial in Winchester was halted this morning after… https://t.co/ONXfnGKZ4z
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @miller3286 Thank you James! That’s very kind of you. @davideastamb Thanks David! Hope you enjoy!📣 Calling all those applying for pupillage this January: a KT information session on applications will be held 28/0… https://t.co/uG1g735QkV
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @gandlin @Cratig @MagsAssoc There are undoubtedly long-standing and institutional problems with the recruitment, tr… https://t.co/6V9ivQmOVF
1/13
2021
@zandergoss @MagsAssoc It’s the “inherent suspicion” about the veracity of the account that she is given. The only… https://t.co/4zzwJ3gBbP @BarristerSecret @MagsAssoc The same chair who has a regard for diversity on the bench “I am not sure balanced benc… https://t.co/lB6uY6SmaG
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @JamesDRossiter @MagsAssoc @CommonsJustice Good god.I can confirm that today I was physically in attendance all day until 4pm (at the insistence of @HMCTSgovuk who ref… https://t.co/mG65kDIlKz
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister1/ Gentle reminder that solicitors are officers of the court. We take that role seriously. If we say we are not fee… https://t.co/st0l03IVHX
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerBang on from @AdamWagner1 the Home Secretary simultaneously said rules were ‘clear’ and got them wrong (recreation… https://t.co/UOgrDnGLoy
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @shitbarrister What’s a compliment? @Lawforall007 @MagsAssoc Indeed: https://t.co/Ie3oQbSevl @Joanna__Hardy @MagsAssoc Try 15:44:54 onwards. @seanjonesqc @legal500 That’s got to be a @BillableHour16 T-shirt, surely. @lccsa state Mags court not safe and attendance in person must be massively reduced. Interesting question is why th… https://t.co/X5t7g1uJ1h
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerI should add that I know from private conversations on here that there are many magistrates equally worried about t… https://t.co/Rfi8FSx9jY @BarristerSecret @MagsAssoc The situation in many magistrates courts is disgraceful , at Birmingham yesterday , no… https://t.co/IzLY0RtBRF
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @katebevan @MagsAssoc I doubt it but I don’t mind. Her comments show that the Chair hasn’t actually read (or unders… https://t.co/YnukZjPGTZBy all means use your time in front of the Justice Committee to complain about anonymous Twitter rabbits, but don’t… https://t.co/zMZrL5KzuIWhen presented with first person accounts of barristers being compelled to attend magistrates’ courts in person for… https://t.co/hguSsFJSEeIt is very disappointing to hear the chair of the @MagsAssoc giving evidence to Parliament and suggesting that juni… https://t.co/ixfXTCABho @ssashalowe Fantastic! If you read the book and still want to do it, it means you’re made of the right stuff. Very… https://t.co/6azxWnhgTgThat £30 of public expenditure results in £5 of actual product is - after 20 years as a public procurement lawyer -… https://t.co/9zZT5jNJhi
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerLovely story for a great bookshop. Nice to see @BarristerSecret’s Fake Law on prominent display too 😉 https://t.co/7RPCiR5Mw3
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @CostleyHannah @WorldofBooksltd Hurrah! Thank you Hannah! I hope you enjoy it! @ssashalowe @EssexBarrister Congratulations Sasha! 🎉Don't forget to undertake this survey on digital forensics and social media. A very helpful and important piece of… https://t.co/kcJgfoK96m
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1/12
2021
This is the reality of our “Covid-safe” courts. At least there’s a measure of consistency, I suppose. Pandemic or… https://t.co/5CLD8tK55n @cathalyoung Thank you Cathal! And no comment.If you are a member of the non-publicly funded bar, please consider helping @SCynic1 with this initiative. He is so… https://t.co/Q7HZkVJnO2
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @nmbarraclough Force be with you ! whisper "Overriding objectives"
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @CrimBarrister @MAM12CP @TheCriminalBar @Barristerblog @CrimeGirI @acatfromgreece Preposterous.Today’s CVP tip. Check your kids have t been playing in your laptop with filters. Today’s bail ap prosecuted remotely by a talking unicorn.
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerAt least 6 court-attending juniors I know have got covid in the last week or so, all with varying symptoms. Really… https://t.co/lWVIBwTT3j
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerAs a result of courts insisting on conducting most hearings in person, the most unbelievable queue I’ve ever experi… https://t.co/zcN5DyPgm4
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerThis is a very clear and welcome explanation by the CPS of a charging decision which has attracted controversy as a… https://t.co/2CGYtQHeRI @jamesrbuk (Also, what a scumbag - hope you’re ok x) @jamesrbuk I bet when he reads it back he’s gonna kick himself for using “cocksucker” twice. Really spoils it. @BristolHomeStay Here you go: https://t.co/QHDoiGIPtgStill no analysis of the so-called “covid secure” courts - poor ventilation, people working in them for hours witho… https://t.co/JveeAuP8sC
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerI read this by @BarristerSecret and the statistics as so abysmal that now I think I’d like to apply to become a mag… https://t.co/FAzKe5xV0k
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @BrennanNeale You wonder what role Obama is playing in inciting armed insurrection because a luminescent racist los… https://t.co/YPlUxRPTgEFrom 2010, justice was cut more severely than any other govt department. A backlog of criminal cases grew. Crimin… https://t.co/eXg4S3A5kI
1/11
2021
@InlandEmpire777 Thank you very much!Covid leading to four-year waits for England and Wales court trials | UK criminal justice | The Guardian https://t.co/BK9S9a5fYD
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerNorwich have announced this with maximum candour and have taken immediate action. The Bar notices this and when the… https://t.co/lBiiACVz4w
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerIf 100 of our twitter followers ordered a book , it would be of great help during this tough month. Contact info@n… https://t.co/JH7RYMyt0B
Retweeted by The Secret BarristerIf an error has been made in a charging decision by the CPS, there are mechanisms by which that decision can be cha… https://t.co/6UTV6KxMMvThis is extremely serious and deserves urgent scrutiny. @pritipatel’s Home Office is publicly interfering in indep… https://t.co/EZBEYCBtOpTweeted hours apart: Asylum seekers stowing away on a ship, putting nobody in danger: Prosecute ‘em! Racist autho… https://t.co/9fHqaljCSpIn which the famously law-and-order Mr Pierce suddenly decides that prosecuting serious criminal offences that resu… https://t.co/XEjrLcDztuPlease, please let this happen. https://t.co/nVVzfOab08
Retweeted by The Secret Barrister @IPDraughts @Dawn_Crook You wouldn’t believe it. @Dawn_Crook Oh no! Protect Rory’s innocent eyes!The Health Secretary shouldn’t be ‘backing’ this. The force in question issued a statement effectively accepting th… https://t.co/9byozeNIyg
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1/10
2021

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