Home: Authors: David Osborne
Barrister Bard

Status: Member since February 25, 2009
Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Articles: 33 Active Articles, resulting in 3339 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. 

Children deserve a childhood and not be used by parents as bargaining tools or to claim benefits
Arguments are raging between interested parties on the art of advocacy and who best to judge the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
Trial by judge and jury should be limited to the most serious crimes.
Professor Nutt is a loose cannon on deck. He claims that alcohol is more dangerous than heroin or crack cocaine.
With the high rate of re-offending, prisoners need more help on release.
The issues of euthanasia, mercy killing and assisted suicide are likely to run and run. Is it ever ethical to help a loved one to die?
More should be done to protect women from domestic violence.
There is too much "bemoaning" about crime and punishment, and not enough action.
What's the point of having a Secret Service if it isn't secret?
Trial by jury has become prolix and boring, as the advocates have lost the art of advocacy.