Law and Peace is the second novel in The BabyBarista Files and was published in 2011. It is the sequel to Law and Disorder which was described by broadcaster Jeremy Vine as "a wonderful, racing read - well-drawn, smartly plotted and laugh out loud" and by The Times as "a cross between The Talented Mr Ripley, Rumpole and Bridget Jonesâ€™s Diary". The books are based upon this blog which appeared on The Times for three years and now appears on The Guardian and which was described by The Lawyer as "genius". The books are available on amazon. You can also listen to 'Law and Disorder' read by Tim Kevan at www.audible.co.uk.
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.
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 UpTightsâ€™s 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.
BabyBâ€™s 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. BabyBâ€™s 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
BabyBâ€™s pupilmistress for his second six months who was almost called BoTucks for the work sheâ€™s had done. Insists on boundaries and personal space. Has â€˜issuesâ€™.
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 onThe Times for three years and now appear on The Guardian and also led to him getting two book deals with Harry Potterâ€™s publisher Bloomsbury. Law and Disorder was published in 2009 and Law and Peace in 2011. BabyBarista is written by Tim Kevan who practised at the Bar for ten years. Listen to 'Law and Disorder' read by Tim Kevan at www.audible.co.uk. Follow BabyB on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the icon at the top right of this page.
Tim also works as a freelance writer, blogger and copywriter and if this is of interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Queenâ€™s 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 Jonesâ€™s Diary". It was originally called BabyBarista and the Art of War. You can listen to it being read by Tim Kevan at www.audible.co.uk.
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