This fast-paced courtroom drama follows the rivalry, tension, passion and intrigue of life on the front lines of Britain's criminal law system. Martha Costello is a brilliant, dedicated defence barrister with a reputation for defending the poor and downtrodden. Now she wants to take the next step in her career - to become a member of the Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk". As Martha and her fellow barristers compete against each other - in the courtrooms and at chambers - the threads that divide the professional from the personal start to unravel.
Having just won an important case, Martha is given two very different cases for the following day. Will she be forced to sacrifice one case in order to win the other? (1 of 6)