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. 

It is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to balance the interests of justice with the rights of the individual.
Members of Parliament who have made dishonest claims for expenses should face prosecution.
Two recent reports highlight the ordeal of giving evidence in court, especially for victims of rape.
Should we panic? Is this Armageddon?
Politics, incompetence, child abuse, corruption.
The modern car is built for speed and safety, so reducing speed limits is arbitrary and unnecessary.
The Ministry of Justice is planning to impose limits on public and media access to family courts, a decision I applaud.
Do we need human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in statute law, or should they be taken as read in a civilized society?
With debts spiraling during the global recession, into this mess crawl the debt collectors, intent on making your life a misery.
You know it but you can't prove it. Are extremists a special case, or all they all subject to the rule of law?
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