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.
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...
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 food (pictured below) was cold, the award presentations seemed to go on forever and event host Jason Manford looked like he’d rather have been anywhere else but the Grosvenor Hotel. Still, last night’s The Lawyer Awards provided some interesting insights into the legal profession’s soul.
With Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge on yet another foreign jolly, Bircham Dyson Bell lawyer Kevin Poulter takes up the podcast reins (yes, podcasts have reins) to deliver a moving soliloquy about his decade-long love affair with legal services.
Well, that was the plan until former chair of the Association of Women Solicitors Dawn Dixon stepped in to save the day. Joining Poulter at his sumptuous Kings Cross apartment (pictured), Dixon recounts her journey from a South London convent school to running Webster Dixon, the law firm she co-founded in 1998.
Made In Chelsea star Kimberley thought to have been axed from show for calling in her lawyers to edit out comments – Metro
Q&A: Who are internet trolls - and how is the law changing? – BBC
Evidence cuts are harming justice system, says defence barrister – Western Daily Press
Prominent Iranian lawyer Sotoudeh meets children in jail: video – The Guardian
Lawyer’s Michaela sex slur sparks outrage – The Sun
But few expected Dubai-based Tim to appear in the show.
Last night, though, Hugo took his new girlfriend, Natalie, and an E4 camera crew, to meet his dad. For advocacy connoisseurs, it was quite a treat.
The gravelly-voiced silk – made a QC in 2011 – launched in with some tough questions...