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.
Having just won an important case, Martha is given two new cases for the next day, with a chance of getting a good reference for her Silk application. Under huge time pressure, Martha has to prepare overnight. But will she be able to satisfy both the personal and the professional demands placed on her? Or will she be forced to sacrifice one case in order to win the other?
If you want a look into the lives of barristers in England, this is the show for you. Fiction it may be, but it's also very true to life. The loyalty and backstabbing, bitter jealousies and rivalry. Someone always wanting to steal a case from under you. Martha Costelloe, fabulous character! This is a show worth watching to see the ins and outs of UK 'chambers.'
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