As the series opens Martha is already a QC of a year’s standing and, on the back of the Jody Farr case, is building her practice and particularly a reputation for winning unwinnable cases. But now Clive has got silk too and he’s specialising in Prosecution. The criminal bar is a small world and increasingly Martha and Clive are pitted against each other in court.
Martha finds it hard to keep the personal and the professional apart and never more so than when she loses to Clive in a big case early on. Martha’s growing reputation means that her cases attract headlines more frequently either because the case is a cause celebre or because her defence is breaking new ground legally. Her cases will feel even bigger, the stakes higher, heaping the pressure on Martha.