Olly Jarvis is a writer and criminal defence barrister, originally from London but working in Manchester.
Drawing on his experiences he writes both fiction and non-fiction with a particular understanding of the pressures and excitement of life in the courtroom.
He wrote highly acclaimed Radio 4 drama Judgement exploring a barrister’s thought processes whilst cross-examining a rape victim.
Using his knowledge of the Indonesian language he traveled to Sumatra where he wrote and presented a BBC documentary entitled Mum Knows Best, which compared two neighbouring tribes, one of which has a matrilineal system of inheritance.
He has two children and lives in Cheshire.