Law and Peace is the second novel in The BabyBarista Files and was published in 2011. It was described by the Daily Mail as a âfunny, sharp account of backstabbing Bar lifeâŚhighly recommendedâ and by broadcaster Jeremy Vine as âa novel bursting with inventionâ.
THE MAIN CHARACTERS
A new character who's desperate for a training contract but has just been demoted from minimum wage legal assistant to unpaid intern
Think Peter Bowles in To The Manor Born and Milk Tray Man, but not quite. Once successful barrister now put out to graze as a committee man.
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Jumped up little twerp who sucks up to the big beasts in chambers and struts around as if he's really something when actually he's not.
Solicitor skilled in the art of creative billing. Has the airs and graces of a country squire but is more a cross between Arthur Daley and Boycie from 'Only Fools and Horses'.
Brassy to UpTightsâs classy and yet still, somehow, sexy.
Solicitor who is SlipperySlope's neice. Skis, rides and looks like a horse.
A new solicitor character who's got a training contract and lords it over PanicStricken. She's wealthy, well-
connected and spends most weekends either skiing or clubbing abroad.
Ruthless PR guru who has become one of BabyB's secret litigation weapons
Pompous Tory MP stuck on the backbenches like a piece of old chewing gum
A whirlwind of interference with a good heart and always up for a fight, particularly with OldSmoothie.
BabyBâs sworn enemy and former fellow pupil
A young Flashman meets Rumpole meets Francis Urquart for the 21st century
A whisper on the wind, Highlander-type figure who is older than time itself
Tenant in chambers and a walking Carry On film of an innuendo
How a barrister should be. Dumbledore meets Clarence, the angel in Its a Wonderful Life. BabyBâs redemption.
Barrister of ten years call with the integrity and decency of OldRuin. Very laid back in his approach to both court and life. Admired by BabyB.
The real power in chambers. All seeing, all knowing.
Learner Barrister foisted upon his unsuspecting client who gets shredded in court
BabyBâs pupilmistress for his second six months who was almost called BoTucks for the work sheâs had done. Insists on boundaries and personal space. Has âissuesâ.
Judge with penchant for stealing high street trinkets
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About this blog
BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar along with other associated characters. The stories he tells appeared on The Times online for three years and The Guardian online for two years and also led to him getting two book deals with Harry Potterâs publisher Bloomsbury: Law and Disorder and Law and Peace. BabyBarista is written by Tim KevanÂ who practised at the Bar for ten years.
Cartoons by Alex Williams
The wonderful cartoons of the BabyBarista characters are by hotshot Hollywood animator Alex Williams who just happened to qualify as a barrister in his youth. He also who draws the Queenâs Counsel cartoons for The Times. For
law jokes, law humour and law cartoons, see his website at www.qccartoon.com, where you can also buy books, gifts, original signed cartoon drawings and limited edition prints.
Law and Disorder
Law and Disorder is published by Bloomsbury and was described by The Times as "a cross between The Talented Mr Ripley, Rumpole and Bridget Jonesâs Diary". It was originally called BabyBarista and the Art of War.
'Why Lawyers Should Surf' is written by Tim Kevan and Dr Michelle Tempest. It was described by The Times Online as "a song for the modern age which could well become a cult classic" and The Independent said that it "give[s] you the mental equivalent of a perfect day at Sunset Beach".
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