David Osborne is a successful English criminal barrister, specialising in trial by jury. He is also an author, performer, keynote and after dinner speaker.
David studied law at the University of Birmingham in England.
He is a graduate in Spanish Studies at the University of Granada, Spain.
He is an Honours graduate in Politics and Behavioural Sciences at McGill University Canada.
He is a graduate of the Inns of Court School of Law, Gray's Inn, London.
He is a member of the Bar of England and Wales, and a member of the Irish Bar.
He speaks French and Spanish.
He is the author of the best-selling book on Advocacy entitled No Holds Barred, and his latest humorous book on the law May It Please Your Lordship written under his pen name of Toby Potts is now available online with Amazon in both paperback and Kindle.
Never afraid of controversy, he 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 has written numerous articles of topical legal interest for various journals and magazines.
He is regularly in demand as a keynote and after dinner speaker.
He has featured regularly on radio and television, as well as on the stage, where he has twice written and presented legal revues to packed houses.
He has travelled widely throughout Canada and the United States of America, as well as Europe, the Far East and Australia.
David is married with four children.