About The Author

Margaret is a retired barrister who represented a number of defendants in high profile cases including the death of the fashion designer Ossie Clark who was killed by his lover Diego Cogalato and Janet Griffiths who abducted a newly born baby from St Thomas’s Hospital in Central London.

She was born in Lancashire, went to University in Yorkshire- Sheffield – before working for the local MP in Blackpool, and then went to London to become a barrister. She lived in London for over thirty years and once went to a party at which Paul McCartney was one of the other a guests.

Now much older but always looking for new challenges, she studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Exeter University where she was encouraged to draw on her experiences and write a crime novel.
For a period of four years she heard the clank of keys at Dartmoor Prison in her role as a member of the Independent Monitoring Board. She was also a trustee of a charity in Exeter that supported ex-offenders.

Her favourite books are Dickens’ ‘Bleak House’ and Scott Turrow’s ‘Presumed Innocent’, She is married and lives with her husband, Alan, and an amiable but disobedient Springer Spaniel called Rudi.

Blog Archive

RSS From Scribbling Advocate

  • The Secret Barrister
    Just a quick thought as we move into 2019. In the last pages of her book, the Secret Barrister bemoans the lack of interest in the Criminal Justice System in comparison to the NHS or education. Her book has been a best seller but in The Guardian, on Saturday the list of 100 bestsellers for ...Read more