About the Book
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 impress a 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 calling to join the bar to 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 in the legal profession as Old Sourpuss.
Chambers politics, solicitors who come and go on a whim, strange clients, and even stranger and eccentric judges all play their part in Toby’s climb up the greasy pole of justice. Moments of courtroom drama and more moments of high fiasco mark Toby’s initiation into the heady world of the criminal bar. So much to learn, so little time.
About the Author
An English barrister with over 40 years’ experience inprivate practice, David Osborne first practised law in London, and now practises from his chambers in Somerset. This is his second book in the Toby Potts series. The first is entitled May it Please your Lordship.