I just watched the first two episodes and I’m not really sure what is going on. At first I thought the two main characters were the British equivalent of an Assistant District Attorney and a Public Defender. Their work environment seems like a bit of a job mill, with criminal cases coming in and being parcelled out but there was a reference to showing a loss on fees and there seemed to be a competition amongst other companies [Chambers?] for cases. And the prosecutors and defence attorneys work out of the same office on the same cases.
So are they government employees or is prosecution and public defence farmed out to the private sector?
Also in the second episode the prosecutor didn’t or couldn’t speak directly to the rape complainant…communication passed from him to a female police officer to the victim.
Can anyone explain how the court system is run here? Assuming of course the BBC is portraying the system as it actually works.