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 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.
In the recent past, David has also written and presented two legal revues, both times to full houses.
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 Combe Florey Somerset.
Last year, David’s first book in what is planned to be a series of humorous legal books was published by Monday Books. It is based on the fictional character of Toby Potts, a young and aspiring criminal barrister climbing the greasy pole to fame and fortune, or so he hopes. It is entitled May it Please Your Lordship and written under the nom de plume of Toby Potts.
Book Two, entitled Order in Court and authored by David, is now available on Amazon, to be followed next year by Book 3, entitled My Learned Friend.