William Hague’s Ex-Advisor Christopher Myers Bags DLA Piper Training Contract

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By Alex Aldridge on

Christopher Myers, who in 2010 was forced to resign as special advisor to married foreign secretary William Hague amid rumours that the pair were in a relationship, has landed a TC at City giant DLA Piper.

Having obtained a 2:1 in history from Durham University, Myers completed the GDL at BPP Law School in Leeds in 2010, before taking the £30,000-a-year job as Hague’s special advisor. He secured this role despite having “no expertise for the job, no relevant experience” and his only qualification for the position being “his closeness to the foreign secretary”, according to political blogger Guido Fawkes

During the election campaign, Myers, now 27, famously shared a twin bedroom on occasions with Hague – a revelation which not only prompted Myers’ resignation, but saw Hague issue an extraordinary statement denying there had been an inappropriate relationship.

After expressing himself disillusioned with politics, Myers returned to law school to complete the LPC. The coveted position with DLA Piper he has netted saves him from joining the growing ranks of jobless law graduates scrapping for paralegal jobs. Instead, Myers will earn £37,000 a-year as a trainee solicitor – a figure that will rise to £60,000 upon qualification.