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Lawyers don't only join the profession for the intellectual challenge, the chance to right wrongs, and the money. They also do it because it looks good on TV
Barristers complain on Twitter about the minor inaccuracies, and Maxine Peake strikes some as unconvincing. But at a time when the criminal bar is struggling to attract the best talent, it is probably the best recruiting tool the profession has. Few other series have portrayed so faithfully how sets operate and their members hustle for work. Rt
A decade before Peter Moffat struck gold with Silk for the BBC, he wrote North Square for Channel 4. Set in Leeds, it stars some of the same cast (notably a younger Rupert Penry-Jones) and acquired something of a cult following among lawyers. Unfortunately, lawyers alone can't sustain a programme, and North Square was axed after one series. But »
- Ros Taylor, Maya Wolfe-Robinson, Jessica Reed
The TV lawyer can vary depending on the show in which the character is used, and does so in some spectacular ways. The actions of a character in such a profession can differ so much depending on their moral standpoint and their natural aptitude for the line of work. A competent lawyer lacking any moral integrity can be a very compelling watch yet as true as this is, a lawyer without any skill or gumption can be just as entertaining.
There’s an impressive array of TV layers out there and as follows are a handful of the greats.
Jackie Chiles – Seinfeld (1989-1998)
- Jack Abbot
2 items from 2012
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