Clive Coleman

Legal Correspondent, BBC


From 1986-1990 I practised as a barrister in both criminal (defence and prosecution) and civil law. From 1990-99 I spent time as a Principal Lecturer in Law teaching aspiring barristers on the Bar Vocational Course in both academic subjects such as Evidence, and the skills subjects such as Advocacy. During that time I launched a career as a comedy writer, working on some of the best known comedy programmes on radio and television, including writing a sit-com ‘Chambers’, about barristers, starring John Bird and Sarah Lancashire, for BBC Radio 4 and BBC1 television. In 2004 I became the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Law In Action, before in 2010 becoming the BBC’s Legal Correspondent in which role I cover a broad range of legal stories across BBC News radio, television and the website.

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