As the series continues, William Garrow defends a man accused of carrying out a series of stabbings on young ladies across London. Garrow's friendship with Lady Sarah grows closer, something that doesn't go unnoticed by her husband, Sir Arthur (Rupert Graves). The barrister goes on to defend a man accused of raping a servant girl and a prostitute charged with murdering a client. On a more personal level, Lady Sarah admits to a devastated Garrow that they have no future together.
In the first episode, William Garrow stands up for the rights of prisoners after 133 African prisoners are thrown overboard from a slave ship in suspicious circumstances. Garrow goes on to defend a man accused of sodomy and finds himself in the dock when he is accused by Sir Arthur of committing adultery with his wife Lady Sarah.
In the first episode, William Garrow risks his reputation to defend a man accused of trying to assassinate King George III. As the series continues, Garrow defends two Spitalfield weavers accused of destroying silk looms in an act of industrial espionage; faces a dilemma when Lord Melville offers to use his influence to reunite Lady Sarah with her son; and handles the aftermath as a vicious riot on polling day in the Westminster constituency sees an old man brutally clubbed to death.