Fake Law The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies

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Publisher's Synopsis

THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'A powerful polemic' Sunday Times
'A compelling, eye-opening read' Daily Express

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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 a defence against the abuse of our law, our rights and our democracy that is as entertaining as it is vital.

About the Publisher

Picador

Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529009989
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 21934
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 320g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 29mm