This is not a commercial website. I have nothing to sell and there is nothing for you to buy. I am simply doing what some writers (who need to inflate their egos a little) do - sharing some of the things I have written in case they are of interest to others.
I am a solicitor (one of the two main branches of the legal profession in England). Solicitors (approximately equivalent to attorneys if you are American) are not usually considered to be exciting people. But back in the 1980s I hit on the idea that even life in a solicitors' 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) tracing the life and experiences of a jobbing solicitor.
Much of my writing is not really legal writing - more writing for lawyers with occasional bits of law thrown in. I also write a fair amount of articles that have no bearing on the law at all. Poke around my website and find out.
Read the articles in my website 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.
I have recently (2016) been rewarded for my efforts when, as part of their 160 year celebrations, the Solicitors Journal selected me to receive their Lifetime award
Richard Barr, the longest-serving contributor to Solicitors Journal, is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural Solicitors Journal Awards: Recognising brilliance in a changing legal world, taking place in London tonight."
And so it happened - an evening spent among people who had actually distinguished themselves in the law - and me! The award was presented by Andrew Marr. Here is the moment when I look most self-conscious. Friends have suggested there should be a contest for the best caption.