Martha is defending Brendan Kay, a member of one of capital’s hugest crime outfits the Farr Family. He has been accused of blinding a car wash attendant who disrespected Jody Farr. He was found with the victim’s blood on his shoes and confessed in the back of a police car making it look a hard case to win. Martha’s job is made even harder as Brendan’s solicitor, Micky Joy, walks both sides of the line. Clive works on a sensitive case with a new solicitor called George Duggan, and is surprised after he discovers that he’s met his match.
Clive is in the city of Oxford to prosecute three male students who have been accused of sexually assaulting a young waitress. The three silks up against him attempt to use who playground tactics to beat him. Clive starts to lose his nerve but following a chance encounter with former friend Ed Marmor his confidence improves and he discovers a passion for prosecuting which he didn’t know he had. Martha is defending Ricky Armitage, who has wrecked his local mini-mart and attacked the owner.
Martha ends up being involved in a David and Goliath battle when she represents the driver of a high security prison van. After a group of prisoners manage to escape from his van, Michael Ward opens the doors to find another, younger prisoner dead and he and his firm are held to be responsible. Chambers take on a new pupil called Daniel Lomas, who attempts to help Martha to get through to her client. Clive is finding it hard to get through to Fatima Ali, who believes that she’s responsible for the death of her brother. Billy.
Martha represents Jackson Henderson in a death row case at the Supreme Court. Billy is concerned as he knows the emotional strain a case like this will have on her. Jackson’s execution in Jamaica is due soon and Martha faces one of the toughest legal arguments of her whole career. The day of Fatima Ali’s trial is coming close and Clive feels that he’s not the right barrister for her. He manages to persuade Martha to take the brief instead, leaving him free for the trial of his career, prosecuting Jody Farr.
Martha is representing Jody Farr who ispleading his innocence to the crime. He is a notorious criminal responsible for the death of Martha’s former client Brendan Kay. Martha attempts to do her job while not letting Jody get under her skin. After she senses that he isn’t getting a fair trial she suspects some foul play and sets a dangerous trap to uncover the truth. With the date of his tribunal coming up, Clive focuses all his efforts on prosecuting Farr. Billy finds himself being trapped by Micky Joy.