The most talked about court-room drama among law students, well on my LPC anyway. This brilliant court room drama surrounding the life of criminal barristers starring Maxin Peake as a strong headed barrister and their aspiring pupils Niamh and Nick, is in full swing. In the fifth episode, Martha Costello finds herself prosecuting a high-profile assault case, a role she would normally avoid. However, in support of her application for Silk, Martha has to broaden her role,not limiting herself to defence work. This has made her question whether she wants to become a QC in the first place. With her straight talking style and being in early stage into her pregnancy, is she able to cope with comteplating being a mother while progressing in her career. If you missed last night episode on BBC1, do catch up on BBC i-player because it will give aspiring barristers the feel of working in a chamber.
I had an opportunity to talk to a commercial solicitor at Darbys a few weeks ago, she revealed that her barrister friend also experiences the intesive and intriguing life at chamber as the characters in Silk potray. If you ever doubt whether life at chambers is for you, the drama is the closest first hand experience you can get before making your firm decisions.
The Brits have been fascinated about life in the legal profession for a while now with various court-room dramas including Garlow's Law, Law and Order (UK) and now Silk. Out of them, I think Silk is the most captivating and relevant in our modern legal system.
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