Horace Rumpole is an "Old Bailey Hack," one of the underpaid barristers who ply the courtrooms of the Old Bailey, London's criminal court. Rumpole refused to handle most suits and will never prosecute. He always defends. Each of his trials has both a victory and a defeat in them, his clients who are acquitted often angrier than those who are found guilty. There is always at least one and often two subplots. Written by
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Did You Know?
Rumpole was referenced to twice during the OJ Simpson trial. Direct reference was made was made by the prosecution stating "As Rumpole would say, it all comes down to the blood." A more subtle reference occurred when a defense attorney stated that they were getting "a case of premature adjudication", a phrase Rumpole often used. See more
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