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Author Clegg, William (Lawyer), author.

Title Under the wig : a lawyer's stories of murder, guilt and innocence / William Clegg QC.

Published Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom : Canbury Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 287 pages : 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Case 1 Wimbledon Common Murder p. 17 -- Perry Mason and the Art of Advocacy p. 27 -- Case 2 Murder of Samantha Bisset p. 35 -- Ronnie Trott, pupil master p. 43 -- Case 3 Chillenden Murders p. 51 -- Learning how to fight a case p. 59 -- Case 4 Helen Hodgson p. 65 -- Mutiny at 3 Hare Court p. 73 -- Case 5 Waking the Dead in Belarus p. 79 -- How to Become a QC p. 97 -- Case 6 Andrusha the Bastard p. 107 -- Defending Fraudsters p. 119 -- Case 7 Convicted by Earprint p. 129 -- Winning the Trust of a Judge p. 137 -- Case 8 Private Clegg and the Joyriders p. 147 -- How to Appeal to a Jury p. 159 -- Case 9 A Murder Without a Body? p. 169 -- 21st Century Set p. 175 -- Case 10 War Crimes in the Balkans p. 181 -- Inside Chambers: Rivalry and Camaraderie p. 191 -- Case 11 Murder of Jill Dando p. 203 -- Bribery and Corruption p. 217 -- Case 12 A Ghetto Shoot-out in Jamaica p. 225 -- Trying Times for Legal Aid p. 233 -- Case 13 Murder of Joanna Yeates p. 241 -- Private Clients p. 251 -- Case 14 Phone Hacking Trial p. 257.
Summary "How can you speak up for someone accused of a savage murder? Or sway a jury? Or get a judge to drop a case? In this memoir, murder case lawyer William Clegg revisits his most intriguing trials, from the acquittal of Colin Stagg to the shooting of Jill Dando, to the man given life because of an earprint. All the while he lays bare the secrets of his profession, from the rivalry among barristers to the nervous moments before a verdict comes back, and how our right to a fair trial is now at risk. Under the Wig is for anyone who wants to know the reality of a murder trial. Switch off the TV dramas and see real criminal law in action. Well-known cases featured: The murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common, The Chillenden murders (Dr Lin and Megan Russell), The trial of Private Lee Clegg, The murder of Jill Dando, The first Nazi war crimes prosecution in the UK, The murder of Joanna Yeates, The Rebekah Brooks phone hacking trial."
Subject Clegg, William.
Lawyers -- England -- Biography.
Trials (Murder) -- England -- Case studies.
Murder -- Investigation -- England -- Case studies.
Murder -- England -- Case studies.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Case studies.
Case studies.
ISBN 1912454084

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