Viewers of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here the other night heard Hugo Taylor claim that his dad, SJ Berwin’s Tim Taylor QC, is a self-made man who ran a market stall selling flowers before he went into law.
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Watching I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here the other night, I was unexpectedly reminded of the words of legal recruitment queen Dominique Graham, who once warned me of the London law scene being an "amazingly small pool, almost a village"...
"Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career,” explains one of America’s most senior judges, Sonia Sotomayor, during her appearance on Sesame Street on Friday.
"So, what kind of career can a girl like me have?" asks Abby, a muppet, in response. Listen to the Supreme Court Justice's advice in the video below...
Over the weekend, David Neita, a self-styled 'People's Lawyer and People's Poet', was interviewed on BBC Breakfast News, where he was billed as a 'barrister'. Neita – a Bar Vocational Course (BVC) graduate who the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has no record of doing a pupillage – explained how he’s trying to stop racism in football, adding on behalf of the Society of Black Lawyers that "we are lending our support" to a breakaway union for black players.
Surreal scenes yesterday evening at the Criminal Bar Association’s (CBA) annual 'Kalisher lecture', which was delivered by Judge John Deed actor Martin Shaw. The gist of Shaw’s weird speech was: I don’t know much about law, but I love the glamour of the Inns of Court and I'm worried deregulation might spoil it.
Back in April, we reported that SJ Berwin’s Tim Taylor QC (pictured) had mentioned the possibility of making a lawyers’ version of the hit E4 reality show Made In Chelsea (in which his son, Hugo, stars).
A month later, we were thrilled to see Taylor senior make a cameo appearance alongside Hugo in the third series of the show – a move interpreted by many as a signal of the QC's intent to push forward with plans for a legal-themed spin-off. Since then, hardly a day has gone by without a fresh rumour about what form Taylor's project could take.
After much digging around, we have finally managed to get our hands on a leaked pilot video of the footage that Taylor and his colleagues have spent the last few months putting together. Watch it below...
This evening John Whaite will fight it out for a place in the semi-finals of BBC 2 series 'The Great British Bake Off'.
Whaite (pictured in action above) has wowed viewers not only with his baking skills, but also won hearts thanks to his good looks, which Heat Magazine recently highlighted via a half naked photo shoot in its 'Manwatch' section.
But Whaite’s talents don’t stop there. The 23 year-old is a law graduate, who scored a first in his LLB from Manchester University this summer. After completing a vac scheme at City law firm Eversheds, Whaite then turned his back on law to pursue his baking dream.
To date, one of the great tragedies of E4 reality show Made In Chelsea is the lack of any lawyer characters among its cast. (OK, so there’s Hugo’s dad, the SJ Berwin solicitor-advocate Tim Taylor QC, but he’s not really a cast member, having appeared in but one solitary scene.)
It was, accordingly, with great delight that Legal Cheek happened upon the news that Gabilicious – aka the one who hosted a 'boob party' to celebrate her breast reduction – has swapped Made in Chelsea for Palladium Trust Services, a law firm specialising in the delivery of offshore legal advice to the super rich.
'The Briefs', the two-part ITV criminal law firm documentary which concluded last night, sparked rage among members of the public.
Feeding the flames of hatred was the scene where Tuckers senior partner Franklin Sinclair did the rounds to his needy legal aid clients in a flash convertible Jaguar (pictured below)...
The defining images in the second series of BBC legal drama Silk – which drew to a close last night – were (arguably) 1) Clive Reader’s beautiful New York style loft apartment and 2) Clive Reader’s exotic sports car.
I know, I know, Silk’s not real. But it’s the propagation of this sort of misleading have-your-cake-and-eat-it myth that’s behind the massive oversupply of wannabe barristers who enrol each year on the BPTC.
To set the record straight: the commercial Bar = geeky, intellectual, dry, not much time in court, but loads of money.
The criminal bar = like Silk, but without the money.