Richard Barr Lawyer and Writer

I am a reluctant solicitor. I still have not made up my mind what I really want to do when I grow up - even though I have found my 40 or so years in the law constantly fascinating and not a little terrifying!

I practise in England. Solicitors are not usually considered to be very exciting people. But back in the 1980s I hit on the idea that even life in a solicitor's office might be interesting to somebody, so I started to jot down my experiences. The outcome has been a series of (mainly) lighthearted articles in Solicitors Journal (where I have a regular back page column and have to date published more than 300 articles - well over half the length of "War and Peace") and other legal and non-legal publications elsewhere. Although I have written a lot for legal publications, I like to think hat the things I write are interesting even if you are not a lawyer

This is an experiment to see whether they might be enjoyed by a wider audience. Someone is taking a look as there have been more than 120,000 hits on this site since I started it (unless of course it is 119,999 visits from search engines and one individual). I have had very few emails - which is disappointing. Maybe law is boring after all! Or I am......

More recently I have additionally taken to non-legal writing. For several years I contributed articles to a local glossy magazine. See "Places and Faces". I am also developing a series of non-serious pieces about how I fail to cope with living on a piece of land in the country.

Read the articles and (I hope) enjoy them. Click the link to send me comments. I will reply to you. If you want me to write for your publication, tell me, as I rather fancy the idea of giving up the day job and becoming a John Grisham or Scott Turow.

If you want to consult me professionally, (I undertake mainly medical cases)
check out my work website:

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player