…in cases where all a person’s friends and colleagues know who they are?
Inspired by this story of a barrister becoming a police informant, which is all over the local newspapers today.
Now, I don’t know what this woman’s name is. But clearly all the high profile and interlinked criminals she’s represented over the past couple of decades do. Given that the very same articles that scrupulously avoid mentioning her name also give masses of identifying details of her career, including specific cases that she worked on, I’d lay high odds that every lawyer in the city also knows, or could find out with one phone call, and that all her friends and family do too.
So - in a case like this, is there an actual point served by allowing every detail of a person’s situation to come up except their name? Or is it just a type of security theatre?