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Lawyer Etiquette: Is It OK To Be Photographed Barefoot?

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On Monday, I ran a story about the dad of Hugo from Made in Chelsea, who is SJ Berwin solicitor-advocate Tim Taylor QC. Judging by an interview Taylor senior did with his firm’s in-house magazine, in which he boasted of his ability to balance a glass of Chablis on his forehead and drink it without using his hands, he seems like a fun chap.

Keen to find out more about this legal wild man, several Legal Cheek readers clicked through to the PDF version of the SJ Berwin magazine, where they were alarmed to find this picture of Taylor senior posing barefoot (I’m sure the kindly people at SJ Berwin won’t sue me for nicking their pic, this being Maundy Thursday).

“OMG I’d had enough after the drinking games…w/o feet!” tweeted disgusted criminal barrister Felicity Gerry after reading the story.

“It’s tough for the beautiful,” added @CrimeCounsel.

Before the Justice Gap’s Kim Evans weighed in with the inspired suggestion: “I think I will organise a naked lawyers for charity calendar….”

“Put me down for July and August doublespread,” wrote lawyer Robert Hardy-McBride ‏hurriedly in response.

See what you’ve done Hugo’s dad…

9 Comments

Barbara Hamilton-Bruce

The Barefoot Lawyer? This picture reminds me of advice somebody somewhere may have given: it’s cleavage or legs, never both. I suspect Trinny and Susannah would be horrified. I’m trying not to look.

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Paul Hutchinson

Is this a new trend amongst lawyers starting here?

Mind you, at least our CEO, and thankfully Legal Cheek, keep their socks on.

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anon

What a conundrum!

Tim Taylor and David Allen Green…

Would the *real* David Brent please stand up!

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Kim

Come on guys, so Robert’s baggsied July and August, but that still leaves the other months. Don’t be shy. You can keep your hats on… and socks. Please god the socks.

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anon

@Kim

That’s your brief on his foot.

ewwwwww.

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Kim

Anon… Hahahaha
Barf

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Rich

During a tedious 11 year ‘career’ at a well-known legal publishers, I saw all manner of lawyer bio shots, including one lawyer who insisted that her mug shot include her cat. Bare foot is good, but it’s the weird angle he has to sit at to make it known that he is naked of toe that outs me off.

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