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EY power couple who met on their first day at De Montfort Law School go public with their love story

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A fitting Valentine’s Day tale

Michael pictured alongside Gemma and their son Bran
Michael pictured alongside Gemma and their son Bran

A married couple who met on their first day of law school have shared their love story with the world.

Fittingly for Valentine’s Day, Michael Gallacher has told the public he laid eyes on future wife Gemma while registering for his law degree at De Montfort University. The pair — who now both work at big four accountancy firm EY — first spoke at a constitutional and administrative law lecture.

Soon after the pair became close friends, with Michael admitting his soon-to-be girlfriend — who used to work at Berwin Leighton Paisner — put in more hours in the library than he did. He said:

She would still be there after I had finished my study and headed out.

It wasn’t until they’d both graduated from the East Midlands university that they began dating. The rest is history: they married in 2013 and have a young son. The couple live together in New York, where he is a VAT senior manager at EY and she a senior associate.

Gemma and Michael join a list of loved up lawyers to go public with their romance; there’s been a whole host in The Times’ ‘Marriages and Engagements’ section.

These include Herbert Smith Freehills solicitors Yuji and Stephen. They married in London’s Square Mile, which featured Yuji in Jimmy Choo heels and “aggressive dancing” from the wedding guests.

Then there was Olivia, general counsel at Creston plc, and her solicitor hubby Rob, who struggled to find a honeymoon destination where neither of them had been before. Fear not, they eventually agreed on Guetemala and Belize.

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32 Comments

Black&Decker

Fake news. Sad

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Anonymous

And que jealous snobs who rip on them for going to de montford yet having a great life with good jobs and a good family, something most commenters on here will never have because they are stuck inside trolling the comments all day. Well go on then

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Becky with the good hair

I think you’ll find it’s spelled De Montfort.

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Anonymous

Cue*

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Anonymous

Snooker?

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Anonymous

8 ball?

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Anonymous

Lemme guess: you voted Leave, didn’t you?

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LL and P

The fact you wrote ‘que’ just makes the point of all the Uni snobs.

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Rzbg

This is so beautiful

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Anonymous

From Narborough Road to the Big Apple, who’d have thought it……

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Anonymous

What’s a Guetemala?

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Anonymous

It’s like a spicy lemon.

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Anonymous

The baby in the picture will prosper provided that the filing of Limited Companies’ accounts remains a staple of 21st century human behaviour, for the senior associate, and, similarly, that VAT remains too complex or too dull for humans who have formed companies to work out for themselves.

It may pass for romance, but what does it say about the modern species…:)

You get a better class of troll on Legal Cheek !

I don’t care about De Montford versus Oxbridge, but I do care about the race to the bottom that the species is involved in !

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Trumpenkrieg

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Anonymous

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Trumpenkrieg

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Anonymous

Anyone who forms any kind of human relationship is a weak beta. I haven’t spoken to anyone in 16 years, and my testosterone is through the roof.

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Iami Tafari who im big friend of Benjamin Zephaniah

Why dem pum pum remove Trumpenkrieg n Benjamin Zephaniah.

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Anonymous

The ultimate law power couple is Alan Blacker and Anton van Dellen.

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Extra extra read all about it

Top City titan Addleshaws Goddard raised NQ salaries to £63k. Update your Firms Most List, LC!

Eversheds are now on £64k and Pinsents on a eye-watering £65k too!

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Anonymous

Personal injury law titans Fletchers pay £19k to their first year trainees. My mouth is watering at all that dolla.

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The Daily Mail

But how much is their house worth?

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Anonymous

Who are these people?

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Anonymous

Ah bless, LC is this a “human interest” piece?

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Anonymous

Why are we supposed to care for this? I’m a paralegal in minimum wage. I don’t need this kind of negativity in my life.

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Adam Deen

Congrats bro, you’re really making it rain.

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Anonymous

How’s life in the post room Adam?

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Adam Deen

Better than yours, skidmark.

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Anonymous

So you admit that you are the post boy? Good to finally be honest.

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Anonymous

Who gives a toss? Hardly going “public” is it?

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Anonymous

Firstly, how do people have the time and energy to publicise this stuff? It’s not like it’s the actual wedding announcement…do these people not have enough to do in life?

As an aside, many who went to good redbrick universities but didn’t land great jobs at companies like EY, will have genuine questions as to what on earth they could have done wrong.

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Anonymous

What a completely pointless story

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