David Osbourne

David Osbourne

David Osborne is a practising criminal barrister by profession and an acteur manque by inclination. 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 is happy to report that his totally bemused client was gloriously acquitted!


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.

Since then he has appeared regularly on television and radio, and has written a number of articles of topical legal interest for the national press as well as various journals.

In 1994 he presented An evening of Legal Humour to a full house at The Theatre Chipping Norton Oxford to critical acclaim.

In September 2001 he wrote, presented and starred in a legal revue entitled The Law is an Ass to another full house at the Brewhouse Theatre Taunton.

He offers his particular brand of legal humour to the English, American and international corporate markets as an after dinner and keynote speaker.