Behind the scenes of the biggest murder trials in British history

Switch off the TV dramas and see real criminal law in action.

Posted on April 30, 2019 in Extract

‘GRIPPING’ – The Times

‘RIVETING’ – Sunday Express 

‘FASCINATING’ – The Secret Barrister 

Under the Wig is for anyone who wants to know what really goes on during a murder trial. This is the story of an extraordinary life lived behind the scenes of some of the most well-known cases in British history.

In this memoir, murder case lawyer William Clegg revisits his most intriguing and high-profile trials, laying bare the secrets of his profession: the nerves, the rivalries, and the risks.

Try a taste and delve into the Wimbledon Common Murders in this sneak peek: 

Some of the cases explored include:

The Murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common
The Chillenden Murders (Dr Lin and Megan Russell)
The Trial of Private Lee Clegg
The Murder of Jill Dando
The first Nazi war crimes prosecution in the UK
The Murder of Joanna Yeates
The Rebekah Brooks Phone Hacking Trial

Under the Wig is out on 2 May. Buy now:

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