David Pickup considers whether we need to change lawyers’ appearance in the media

I do not know if you saw the recent series called Marriage on BBC1. It was shown over two Sunday and Monday nights – and shows scenes from a couple’s life. It stars Nicola Walker and Sean Bean, who are both brilliant actors – and also James Bolam, written and directed by Stefan Golaszewski, who wrote the comedy series Mum. It had mixed reviews because it is an unusual drama – with no chases, homicides, reality TV stars – or much of anything. The story consists of their humdrum life – and there are prolonged scenes without any dialogue, but where you know what the characters are thinking but dare not say. Beneath the banality there lies much drama about bereavement, redundancy, love and an odd scen...

David Pickup
Senior Partner, Head of Mental Health Law
Pickup & Scott

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