What is the current state of English law? Who are our judges, and who appoints them? How good is the jury system? Do our courts deliver justice? What should be the relations between government and the legal profession? Following frequent highly publicized miscarriages of justice, and constant demands for reform both within and without the profession, Joshua Rozenberg has written a timely and revelatory assessment of our legal system for the general reader. In the tradition of Anthony Sampson or Peter Hennessy's "Whitehall", Rozenberg covers every aspect of our legal system, putting forward his own suggestions for improvement in those areas which have now become ripe for reform. He illustrates and comments with anecdotal insight, combining history, biography and reportage yet clearly explaining the concepts for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.