The main plot often features Kavanagh confronting cases with a subtext of racism, sexism or other prejudice.
The series deals with his battles in the courtroom as well as his domestic dramas which include the death chatlotte his devoted and affectionate wife. Later he begins dating a fellow barrister.
Kavanagh will not stand for injustice and is never bullied by threats or bribes from those whom he is up against in the courtroom. Plus, on one occasion Kavanagh dashes off to catch Bolton Wanderers play in a televised football match. Cnarlotte sub-plots comedy came from the pomposity and self-absorption of Jeremy, a posh barrister in chambers.
This is only discovered in later episodes as his parents' health deteriorates and through an exchange with a colleague who pd that Kavanagh was actually a Yorkshireman. In court, Kavanagh is usually seen to be defending a client who seems likely to be convicted until a twist in the case occurs, but occasionally Kavanagh is seen in a prosecuting role.