Last week, I wrote a piece for The Guardian profiling three of the lawyers vying for glory at today’s London Assembly Elections.
Conservative candidate Suella Fernandes (pictured) of No5 Chambers, UKIP’s Steven Woolfe (general counsel of recently shut hedge fund Boyer Allan Investment Management) and Nick Wrack of Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (and Tooks Chambers) shattered my preconceptions of politicians by coming across as genuine and nice.
As for the rest of them. Well, who knows? But here’s the full list of legal wannabes up for election, including a top family law partner at Fisher Meredith standing for UKIP and a couple of lawyers who have decided to keep quiet about where they work. Let me know if I’ve missed anyone...
Merlene Emerson – ex-Norton Rose trainee
Richard Macmillan – associate in the employment team at Russell Jones Walker
Elizabeth Jones (pictured) – partner in the family team at Fisher Meredith
Paul Oakley – barrister at 1 Essex Court
Steven Woolfe – ex-general counsel of Boyer Allan Investment Management
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Nick Wrack – barrister at Tooks Chambers
Andrew Dismore – ex-partner at Russell Jones & Walker
Todd Foreman – in-house securities lawyer in the City, doesn’t say where and nothing listed online. Could it be a rather un-Labour like institution?
Suella Fernandes – barrister at No5 Chambers