Take note University of Law, BPP and even Oxbridge — there’s a new kid on the block looking to muscle in on the lucrative world of legal education. It’s Hogwarts.
Yes, according the CV of one recent applicant to a law firm in the west country, the renowned school of witchcraft and wizardry has cracked the highly competitive law degree market.
The frisky young applicant claimed to have qualified two years ago, having completed the legal practice course at the then College of Law, fresh on the heels of a respectable upper second-class LLB at…Hogwarts.
All of which begs the question, why doesn’t this keen solicitor simply wave a wand and take the senior partner slot at a magic (geddit!) circle firm?
Meanwhile, Legal Cheek has been waiting for some time to reveal the startling fact that Harry Potter himself appears to have hung up his own wand and settled for the quiet life as criminal law specialist barrister at London chambers 25 Bedford Row.
According to the set’s website, Potter — who seems to have aged slightly — “has represented professional footballers on road traffic offences, and other private clients for fare dodging, for obscene publications, and for indecent images”.
Indecent images?! What would Hermione make of that?