New series of Silk is the most unrealistic yet, despite guidance from top QC.
The nation’s criminal lawyers sought solace from each other on Twitter last night as they struggled to come to terms with the bizarre portrayal of the legal system in returning BBC drama Silk.
I am following my twitter timeline instead of watching #silks. Saves me screaming at my TV screen when I see others doing it for me.
— Philip Morris (@PhilipJMorris) February 24, 2014
The opener to series three of the hit show featured, most memorably, a wild performance from star QC Martha Costello which began with her getting drunk at the Royal Courts of Justice and dancing to Joy Division, and ended with a nonsense closing speech. Naturally, she won the day — much to watching lawyers’ frustration.
@borobarrister tell the jury in closing that the CoA got the last case you lost wrong, so they had better not let you f**k this one up
— Rebecca Herbert (@RebeccaHerber44) February 24, 2014
Who would admit to being the legal adviser to such junk? The answer was in the credits….
Philippa McAtasney QC of Furnival Chambers, what happened?