Over the weekend, rockstar solicitor Dave Rowntree detailed his dismay about the government's legal aid proposals. Work in this area "hardly makes business sense any more", explained the rookie Kingsley Napley criminal litigator, speaking – as The Guardian noted – from Hong Kong where he is recording with Blur. The trip comes hot on the... Read more »
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Who said the life of a newly qualified solicitor was all about keeping your nose to the grindstone? As the Twitter feed of Kingsley Napley NQ Dave Rowntree (aka the drummer from Blur who has become a lawyer) illustrates, it's perfectly possible to use the job as a jumping off point for international DJing frolics...... Read more »
As legal world-watchers will doubtless be aware, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree recently traded in the rockstar life in order to follow his lawyer dream – qualifying in September as a solicitor at white collar crime firm Kingsley Napley. But it seems that the corporate legal fast-lane has left Rowntree hankering for the comforting mundanity of... Read more »
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,... Read more »
Blur drummer Dave Rowntree, whose day job these days is as a trainee solicitor at Kingsley Napley, bagged a special prize for his contribution to music at the Brit Awards last night, alongside fellow band members Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Alex James. Rowntree (the ginger-haired one you never knew the name of, until now,... Read more »
For the legions of training contract hunters out there, being a lawyer is a dream. But it’s not a job that makes everyone happy. The British Hollywood actor Gerard Butler (pictured), who started out as a trainee solicitor with Edinburgh corporate law firm Morton Fraser, didn't enjoy his time in the legal profession. “If I’d... Read more »