Home: Authors: David Osborne
Barrister Bard

Status: Member since February 25, 2009
Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Articles: 33 Active Articles, resulting in 3262 views
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TRCB - Member Profile - David Osborne

David Osborne is a successful barrister, voice actor, author, media personality and public performer.  In 1991 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.

He followed this with the publication of a short humorous book on advocacy entitled No Holds Barred written under the pseudonym of Ivor Bigg-Wigg QC.  His latest book Toby Potts in the Temple of Gloom is currently available on Amazon.

He has appeared on television and radio, most recently on BBCTV, Sky News and RTE, and has written numerous articles of topical legal interest for the press and various journals.  Go to www.david-osborne.com/blog to read a selection.

He has also written and presented two legal revues, both to full houses.  An excerpt from one of his live performances can be viewed on his website: www.david-osborne.com and clicking on ‘Theatre’.  He is an accomplished keynote and after dinner speaker. 

Trial by jury has become prolix and boring, as the advocates have lost the art of advocacy.
Discrimination in the workplace has got out of hand, with excessive awards.
At long last, clients in need of good legal advice can now approach a barrister direct.
Can state sponsored torture ever be justified, even where it saves innocent lives?
There is no basis in law or in fact for refusing to extradite the person accused of hacking into the US Military Computers
The only way to bring clarity to assisted suicide is to repeal the Suicide Act.
Perverse verdicts have called into question the merits of trial by jury
Should private schools be forced to take pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to preserve their charitable status?
Should budget airlines be allowed to fly if they cannot comply with basic safety procedures?
Bernard Madoff has been sentenced to 150 years in prison. Such a ridiculous sentence discredits the American penal system.