It is BabyBarista's first day as a pupil barrister. He has just one year to win, by foul means or fair, the sought-after prize of a tenancy in chambers. Competition is fierce: there's TopFirst, who has a prize-winning CV and an ego to match; BusyBody, a human whirlwind on a husband hunt; and wide-eyed Worrier, buckling under the weight of the world. Armed with a copy of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", BabyBarista launches a no-holds barred fight to the death of double-dealing, dirty tricks and a healthy dose of back-stabbing. Part Rumpole, part Flashman, BabyBarista opens a window onto the Machiavellian and frequently absurd ways of working life. Follow BabyBarista's adventures on The BabyBarista Blog.
Tim Kevan practised as a barrister in London for ten years. Educated at Cambridge University, he is also the co-author of Why Lawyers Should Surf (with Dr Michelle Tempest) and the co-founder of two businesses: CPD Webinars and Law Brief Publishing. He lives in Braunton, North Devon and enjoys surfing.