Lawyers (6 Parts)

Synopsis
For the first time ever in Britain a television documentary crew filmed solicitors and barristers at work with their clients, following 14 cases from 10 legal practices over the course of a year, from the first meeting between client and lawyer to the conclusion of the case. The cases range from a murder to an unfair dismissal, with total access being granted to client meetings in offices, in barristers’ chambers, in cells beneath courts and in prisons. Unique access has also been gained ot both sides of several cases: prosecution and defence in the murder case and plaintiff and respondent in a Social Services Care Order with both solicitors and barristers. Each programme cuts between three cases with story lines running from one programme to the next.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 6 x 26 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION; 1994 sale: £55.00 (set) (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on C4 beginning 17 Sept 1991.

Granada Learning originally released this title on video, but it is no longer available from them.
Subjects
Law
Keywords
barristers; criminal law; law courts; lawyers; solicitors

Credits

Director
Peter Farrell; Steve Timmins
Producer
Peter Farrell; Steve Timmins

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS

Sections

Title
Police defence, The; the inquest; the burglary

Title
Murder case, The; unfair dismissal; the inquest

Title
Failed business, unfair dismissal, the murder case, The (defence and prosecution)

Title
Care order, The: the murder case

Title
Murder case, The; the meningitis case; sexual discrimination

Title
Divorce, death in the mine, industrial deafness, The

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