Series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.
Martha is becoming increasingly isolated as she fights to defend ex-boyfriend Sean against overwhelming evidence. Determined to ignore an angry Clive, who attempts to force her to confront the holes in her client's story, Martha begins to wonder if she's cut out for this world. As she begins to uncover further lies Sean has told, Martha is shocked when she has to rely on an old enemy if she is to have any hope of clearing his name. As chambers begin to worry for her emotional stability, Martha's campaign to lead Shoe Lane into a new future begins to suffer. The shocking truth about the case is finally revealed, and after the jury return their verdict a shattered Martha is forced to confront her actions and their effect on the case. Can she move forward from this? Billy's harassment tribunal comes to a head and, when Shoe Lane votes on the silk to guide them into an uncertain future, Martha must decide what really matters.
Martha is forced to put aside her personal feelings when she is asked to defend a close friend from her youth who is on trial for a gangland killing. The evidence against him is overwhelming with both his fingerprints and CCTV footage putting him at the scene but to Martha it all seems a little bit too convenient. Billy is shocked when solicitor-turned-supergrass Mickey Joy makes contact. Seemingly looking for redemption.
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