“Richard had enjoyed a stellar career as a lawyer. Laid low once, he had reinvented himself but after failing again he had not yet managed a further professional reincarnation. He still had a grubby piece of paper which certified him as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales but anyone bothering to check his bona fides with the Law Society would find that he was not a paid up member and that there were numerous blots on his record…”
Low Life Lawyer details the rise and fall – and rise again – of a rogue lawyer who is also a talented jazz clarinet musician. Inspired by a lengthy legal and journalist career, Michael Simmons has taken inspiration from novelists such as John Grisham and Kingsley Amis to bring us this gripping legal thriller, featuring protagonist Richard Gregory plus a literary cameo from American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Sidney Bechet. It’s set in the 1950s and 60s.