With Laurence Scammel acting for the prosecution, Jack Roper defends Nathan Harland who has been charged with shooting a police officer. Jack suspects the police are being less than honest and may have planted evidence. He also believes they coerced a witness into testifying against Nathan. Jack convinces an alibi witness to come forward, even though she may have been threatened by a local gang. Laura Scammel follows through on her decision to leave her father's firm and asks Jack if she can join his chambers.