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Rumpole defends a man charged with running massage parlours as brothels, and his former colleague in chambers Mr Justice Featherstone finds himself in an embarrassing position. The prospect of appointment as a Judge is dangled in front of Rumpole - and it is suggested that he might wish to handle the defence of his present case with suitable discretion, so to speak… The troublesome Heathstoke is anxious to drive the Chambers at Number 3, Equity Court, into the twentieth century - and he tries to oust both Rumpole and Henry, the chambers clerk, into the outer darkness.moreless
Rumpole defends a business man who is accused of trying to murder his partner.
After a squabble with 'She Who Must Be Obeyed', Rumpole finally leaves home - but Hilda doesn't seem to miss him very much