William Garrow, the pioneering 18th century barrister, returns to the Bailey to champion the rights of prisoners against the power of the State. As the French Revolution turns Europe upside down, new philosophies, new passions and new demands sweep through England. Attempted regicide, industrial sabotage, colonial brutality, police intimidation and election rigging are all on trial as the Establishment battles to retain their grip on the status quo. In his personal life - lived very much on the public stage - Garrow, caught up in an 'irregular' relationship with Lady Sarah Hill, now finds himself ostracised and impoverished. It is a time when both British Law and William Garrow will be mercilessly tested.