ORDER IN COURT by DAVID OSBORNE – Available for pre-order
“If, like me, you enjoy human train wrecks – this is the book for you. I cannot remember laughing so hard in a long time.” – Cranky – The Book Curmudgeon
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. His trials and tribulations take Toby from his Call to the Bar, his experiences in pupillage, his first brief when he represents the wrong client, through to his great tour de force at the Old Bailey when he goes head to head with the Honourable Mr. Justice Boniface, known to one and all in the profession as Old Sourpuss, and many adventures in between.
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?
DUE FOR RELEASE 01 DECEMBER
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Osborne is a successful 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. This is available as an e-book on Kindle.
He appears 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.
He is married with four children and lives in Combe Florey Somerset.
“Told with a dry wit, understated and self-deprecating humour, Osborne provides an acute observation on human nature through anecdotes of court cases. I read this book over the course of a few days – as a series of journal articles – where each case was more excruciating than the next.” – Cranky – The Book Curmudgeon