As a judge and highly successful barrister, Charles James Monckton Miskin QC is used to dealing with deceit on a criminal level.
During the complex fraud trials in which he specialises, his brilliant legal mind cuts through the elaborate web of lies woven by many of those he encounters in court.
Privately, however, the 54-year-old married father of seven used his intellectual agility to commit deception on a monstrous scale. Last year, having lied to his family and friends, he abandoned his pregnant wife to set up home with his married former college sweetheart.
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