lawya art: nine pleaders . . . and Rumpole


Dock Brief – The Nine Pleaders by Jedd (John Edwards)


The bench of nine barristers recalls the days of dock briefs at a guinea a time. Certainly looks like Rumpole there fourth from the left.

You do know Rumpole don’t you?




One of our male cats was named Rumpole but generally referred to as ‘Horace ‘ (Horace W. Rumpole).

If you don’t know Rumpole of the Bailey, he was a fictional character, a criminal barrister, in a British television series created & written by the British writer & barrister John Mortimer.  The books & recordings are widely available.





Nine Barristers in Dock Brief


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