Order in Court
Toby Potts, fresh from Bar School, and clutching his graduation diploma, is a young, aspiring barrister, full of hopes and dreams and intent on becoming the leading criminal advocate of his time. He can hardly wait to get on his feet and impress the jury with his incisive cross-examination, his mastery of all things legal, and his spellbinding final speeches. Sadly, reality kicks in, and Toby finds the path to fame and fortune far from smooth and uneventful. Chambers politics, strange clients, solicitors who come and go on a whim, and even stranger and eccentric judges, all have their part to play in Toby's climb up the greasy pole. Moments of courtroom drama, and many more moments of high fiasco, mark Toby's initiation into the heady world of the Criminal Bar. So much to learn, so little time. Will Toby succeed where so many have failed? He has the determination, he has the self-belief, but does he have what it takes to reach the pinnacle of the profession? Only time will tell. One thing is certain - never a dull moment! Why be ordinary, Toby was once told, if you have it in you to be extraordinary?
- Paperback | 296 pages
- 152 x 229 x 16mm | 399g
- 11 Jul 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
About David Osborne
David Osborne is a successful English barrister, author, public performer and public speaker. Some years ago, he hit the headlines nationwide and made legal history when he delivered his final speech to the jury entirely in verse. For this "tour de force" he was dubbed 'The Barrister Bard' by the popular press. He followed this with the publication of a short humorous book on the law entitled No Holds Barred and written under the pseudonym of Ivor Bigg-Wigg QC. He has appeared regularly on radio and television as a legal commentator, and has written a number of articles for the national and regional press, as well as various journals. His blog can be found at: http: //www.david-osborne.com/blog In the recent past, David has also written and presented two legal revues, both times to full houses. See his website for an excerpt of one of his live performances. http: //www.david-osborne.com/theatre. He is regularly in demand as a keynote and after-dinner speaker, and has written a short book on the Art of Public Speaking, available on Amazon. He is married with four children and lives in Somerset.