Inside the criminal justice system with the Secret Barrister on Channel 4

It’s rare to get a peek behind the scenes of courtrooms and the people working in them.

In a tell-all book, the anonymous author known as the Secret Barrister has painted a picture of a criminal justice system in England and Wales on its knees, while keeping their identity totally secret, even their gender.

Now Channel 4 have attempted to bring their insights out of the shadows – examining real cases that reveal the problems at the heart of the justice system.

In the first in the series, the Secret Barrister examines the story of a victim of assault, who has been left with life-long injuries. Yet the accused were never tried. You can watch it here.