I spotted this ad for the College of Law on the Tube at King's Cross yesterday evening – and nearly fell onto the tracks as I strained to read the spectacularly tiny small print at the bottom.
Fortunately, a jobless LPC graduate next to me on the platform agreed to venture down onto the tracks and take a picture to reveal what the small print said – in return for my promise of an introduction to a law firm about an unpaid paralegal internship and a spare 25p I had in my pocket.
The new roof at King's Cross station
Within walking distance of central London, and just two hours from Paris by Eurostar, King's Cross makes a perfect base for leading up-and-coming lawyers in an increasingly international world.
It is no coincidence, then, that this is the part of town which Bircham Dyson Bell A-lister Kevin Poulter has chosen to call home.
“It is humble, I know, but it is enough for Kevin Poulter,” says Poulter as he shows me and fellow guests, trainee solicitors Aisleen Pugh and Mark Gilmartin, around his lavish penthouse apartment (pictured right).
Still munching on a pain au chocolat purchased just hours earlier from his favourite 6th arrondissement deli, Poulter adds: “But now we must record the podcast as my friend Jim Carver from The Bill will be here any moment.” Then he ushers us into his lounge, which he has had tastefully adorned with rose petals for the occasion. "OUT MARTA!" he thunders at the maid.
Newly awash with mysterious investors’ money, Legal Cheek is taking its growing army of staff to Marrakech for Christmas. Normal service will resume on 3rd January.
In the meantime, wealthy corporate lawyer Kevin Poulter will be hosting two special festive editions of the #RoundMyKitchenTable podcast from his palatial Kings Cross apartment (pictured).
Assuming Kevin's butler is able to successfully upload the podcasts, the first will run this Friday (16th) and the second on Friday 23rd.