Clive Coleman is an English barrister turned BBC News legal correspondent, who is also an award-winning comedy and sitcom writer and after dinner speaker. He wrote the sitcom ‘Chambers’, set in what was described as “perhaps the country’s least spectacular law chambers”. Launched on BBC Radio 4 it ran for three series of five episodes. It then transferred to BBC Two after its first year for two hit television series. You may also know him as a barrister, leading television comedy writer, after dinner and motivational speaker.
Called to the bar in 1986 and practising from the chambers of Robin Stewart QC, Coleman worked in the areas of criminal (both for defence and Crown Prosecution Service) and civil law (insolvency, medical negligence and property).
Clive Coleman BBC News Correspondent
The move into education allowed Coleman time to develop his creative writing career. Working with a raft of top UK based and international companies and organisations he is a force to be reckoned with.
Clive Coleman is a columnist on legal issues for The Times. He has also written for The Guardian and The Independent. He started making regular contributions to radio series Weekending and The News Huddlines, wrote the sitcom Hair In The Gate which starred Alistair McGowan and co-wrote Control Group 6. Contributions to television comedy series Spitting Image, Alas Smith and Jones, Clive Anderson Talks Back and Dead Ringers followed.
Clive Coleman also contributed to ITV series including The Bill (for whom he has also acted as legal consultant), Heartbeat and Crossroads; and wrote the comedy drama film High Table starring Dawn French for Tiger Aspect / BBC.
From 1990 Coleman was lecturer on the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law. During this period he wrote and published in the legal areas of: advocacy; contract; civil litigation; evidence; and negotiation. (Wikipedia).
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