Barrister, Legal Correspondent and After Dinner Speaker
Clive Coleman is a Barrister, comedy writer and after dinner speaker and was the BBC’s Legal Correspondent from 2010 to 2020.
In his role at the BBC, he covered a wide range of legal stories both internationally and domestically and appeared across the BBC news network covering radio and TV.
Clive is also a successful comedy writer and barrister with the unique ability to write and deliver hilarious material on just about any subject.
He has written for such TV shows as ‘Spitting Image’ and ‘Have I Got News For You,’ and can tailor and adapt his material to different audiences.
In 1992, Clive won the prestigious BBC Radio Light Entertainment Contract Writers Award. Clive contributed to ‘Weekending,’ ‘The News Huddlines’ and wrote the sit-com ‘Hair In The Gate,’ starring Alistair McGowan.
Clive Coleman is a skilled conference host or chair and entertaining an humerous after-dinner speaker. His after-dinner speech is full of quick-fire wit and anecdotes from his career at the BBC and as a Barrister, and his combination of analytical, broadcasting and writing skills make him a perfect choice to chair conference and debates.
'Your after-dinner speech was a great success. You hit just the right level of humour required, and the committee has received excellent feedback.'
— The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
'Clive was an excellent speaker and much enjoyed by all of the members. Please pass on my thanks for such a well prepared and witty speech I shall certainly recommend him to other event organisers,'
— Gil Graham, Luncheon Co-ordinator, The Fleet Street Club.
'I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of all the attendees at the conference for your excellent after-dinner speech. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and was an excellent end to the day. I look forward to recommending you to friends and colleagues'
— National Blood Service.
‘Yours was the best after-dinner speech I have ever heard. You did a vast amount of homework on the issues and personnel that are key to our business and were extremely funny about all of them. Thank you, Clive.’
— Philips Lighting.
'Clive's razor sharp wit and fund of hilarious stories meant that our annual Christmas dinner was a really wonderful evening, full of warmth and laughter. The ecstatic comments received from our members led us to swiftly re-book him for our next function.'
— President Bournemouth University Law Society