When Steve and his partner Wilf set up their legal practice, they aren't expecting the high life - 1980's Rotherham Magistrate's Court is no Old Bailey. But they aren't expecting such weird and wonderful lowlifes, either..."Boozers, Ballcocks & Bailis" the first of legendary criminal lawyer Steve Smith's comic series, in which Steve recounts with gusto their sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic and sometimes plain bizarre experiences both in and outside the criminal justice system, and the colourful characters they meet along the way. From incurably lacenous but oddly likeable Jack Heptonstall to the Bird Man of Rotherham - not to mention Spider, Pagey and an incontinent chimpanzee - the 'legal James Herriot' takes the reader on a rollercoaster of laughter and tears as he depicts human nature at its best - and worst.
Meet Spider, Jack and Albert - not forgetting Suki Deville, Pagey and Wilf - just some of the characters featured in Yorkshire's best-known criminal law practice. Set in Rotherham in the early 1980s, "Boozers, Ballcocks & Bail" is the first in legendary criminal lawyer Steve Smith's comic series, charting his life as a criminal lawyer at Wilford Smith. Always ready to call a spade a spade, Steve takes the reader on a rollercoaster of laughter and tears as he depicts human nature at its best - and worst.About the Author :
After entering the legal profession 'by default', Steve Smith worked his way up from office boy's assistant to cofounder of the criminal law practice Wilford Smith. He is a larger-than-life character who is as well known for his afterdinner speeches as he is for his impassioned defence of his clients - he was chosen from 87,000 solicitors to give the closing speech at a dinner for Lord Irving. Steve is currently piloting a 2-man show with Gervaise Phinn and appears regularly on radio and television, including Richard and Judy, Look North, The Trisha Show, Calendar, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio Leeds. A champion of the underdog, he works tirelessly for charity in his spare time - his current campaign is to help fund disadvantaged Yorkshire teenagers to take part in cricket. He is married with one daughter and lives in Rotherham in Yorkshire.
Description du livre Neville-Douglas Publishing Ltd., 2006. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1901853675