To celebrate the visit to London last week of Kim Kardashian – the daughter of OJ Simpson's defence lawyer Robert Kardashian – we bring you six other celebs also sired by a member of the legal profession...
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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.
Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Middle Temple, their first public outing since last month’s topless photo storm. There, the pair – who by putting their names to the 'Duke and Duchess of Cambridge BPTC scholarship' have amazingly managed to associate themselves with social mobility – were greeted by excited barristers-to-be.
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.
However, when you’ve joined the profession late, bringing with you valuable experience from a previous high profile career, you get to intersperse the dogsbody work with a few treats.
Not so long ago, Stuart Ripley was a marauding Premier League and England winger, most famous for supplying the crosses that helped Alan Shearer shoot Blackburn Rovers to title glory in 1995.
These days, while Shearer wows Match of the Day viewers with his perceptiveness and wit, Ripley, 44, practises law at Manchester firm Brabners Chaffe Street.
Despite being at a relatively early point of his career, sports law specialist Ripley is a member of the FA’s Judicial Panel – through which he has netted a spot on the disciplinary panel that today is considering the racial abuse claim against former England captain John Terry. Ripley will sit alongside one member of the FA and several other independent individuals, after the make-up of the panel was repeatedly challenged by Terry's lawyers.
Congratulations to Dave Rowntree, the drummer from Blur, who has qualified as a solicitor today. Famous band mates Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Alex James were said to be reeling with jealousy as the news was reported by Rowntree (pictured below, far right) on Twitter.
"I am happy to say that after 5 years work, I qualify as a solicitor today," tweeted Rowntree this morning. "Thanks very much to everyone who has helped along the way!"
Members of the public also found themselves looking on enviously at Rowntree's success at finally casting off the shackles of life as a rockstar, with one tweeting...
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.
Or a snap of Lord Sumption trapped in a jokey headlock administered by his former client Roman Abramovich.
Well, the equivalent happened in America the other day, when celeb mag The Hollywood Reporter accompanied its 'Power Lawyers' 2012 list with some brilliant pictures...
So, keen to hear what the fiery Glaswegian had to say about the school-leaver route into law, I went along. But upon arrival, I was handed a grease-stained piece of paper telling me this: