New Street Law is a drama series that follows two professional lawyers' cases and exploits in Manchester. The court which deals with defending clients is headed by Jack Roper and the other court, which deals with prosecuting them, is headed by Laurence Scammel QC, who is Roper's mentor.
Charlie tries to get two fraudsters off the hook and Jack works on a young arsonist's case.
Charlie gets a chance to show his skills when he represents a TV presenter in a high profile libel case. A man has been accused of physically abusing his son, but Jack is not happy about representing him and Honor resigns from prosecuting. However, it's discovered that there is more to the case than meets the eye.
Charlie and Jack represent two police officers who are accused of torturing a terrorist suspect in custody. It is a highly emotive case as this incident has put the reputation of the police on the line. Joe has his own demons to overcome when he represents a patient seeking release from a psychiatric unit. However, his expert witness has a few surprises of his own.
A woman seeks compensation after the botched delivery of her baby and Charlie and Annie are there to represent her. Laurence's friendship with the accused surgeon compromises the case and Laura is not happy at all. Jack has to use all of his expertise to help a Robbie Williams impersonator who has been accused of benefit fraud.
Jack represents a gang member who has been accused of shooting a police officer. It is his belief that his client has been framed, but he has trouble finding anyone with the courage to speak out against the leader of the gang. Joe is determined to prove himself in his first jury trial, but he takes huge risks with his clients liberty and it looks like he's pushed the law too far.
A young woman is accused of hiding evidence when her husband murdered a young boy and Jack is there to defend her. Annie and Charlie represent parties in a custody battle. Joe is not too happy, because he represents Sammy Dean, a serial shoplifter for the second time.