Martha Costello is in her thirties, single, passionate and a Defence Barrister applying for Silk (Highest ranking of a Barrister). Innocent until proven guilty are four words she lives by. But how does this fundamental principle stand up to examination by clients who are sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes evil? Martha is faced with challenging cases and surprising clients.
Rupert William Penry-Jones (born September 22, 1970, London) is an English actor, best known for his ...
Flamboyant, badly behaved, gifted and incredibly ambitious, Clive is Martha's equal and opposite. He is also her closest confidante. Educated at Harrow and Oxford, he epitomizes the stereotypical public school boy image. However despite this, he's funny and charming and people like him because he's very good value and keeps his tongue in his cheek just enough to temper his arrogance.
Clive thrives in the courtroom, sparring verbally with the witnesses and his fellow barristers. He is a brilliant barrister who likes everyone to know it, none more so when he achieves Silk and becomes a serious contender for Head of Chambers. Clive has also started to gain a reputation as a prosecutor, building a relationship with the CPS and alienating himself from Martha and Billy who believe Shoe Lane should focus on defense work. As his feelings for Martha grow, so does his concern for her.
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