I am a lawyer employed by the Crown Prosecution Service. I shall not venture any information beyond the following; I spend a lot of my time in court, and the rest in a large inner-city police station.
I intend to use this blog to keep a record of day-to-day life within the CPS. This will be a warts-and-all account, untouched by the press department, and most certainly not "spun". I intend to include all of the frustrations, difficulties, and annoyances of a career spent in public service, and within the criminal justice system.
Whilst I will discuss actual cases, I will add bits, take bits out, make bits up, change names and places, and generally prevent people in real life from becoming identifiable. In adopting this model, I shamelessly poach the blogging style of Bystander and Inspector Gadget, neither of whom I know personally, but both of whom I hold in high regard, and commend to you.
I shall endeavour to inform, and perhaps, with a little luck, even amuse my reader. Your comments and suggestions are welcome, and I will also try to read all of my emails promptly. So that there is something of a level playing field, I propose to set the scene with a brief introduction to the CPS and the criminal justice system. And away we go...