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Downton Abbey characters’ horror at Inns of Court poverty

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No, the Dowager Countess of Grantham and Isobel Crawley weren’t doing a mini-pupillage at a legal aid set

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Fans of Downton Abbey with an interest in the law will have noted that the Temple area of London has provided the backdrop for some of the London-based scenes in recent weeks.

In Sunday evening’s episode, the Dowager Countess of Grantham and Isobel Crawley were seen walking across Temple Lane.

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Bearing east, they then cut through to Temple Church.

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Inside they found, unexpectedly, a soup kitchen. “Oh Isobel, I didn’t think it would be like this,” says the Countess. “No neither did I,” responds Isobel.

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Anyone who has done a mini-pupillage at a legal aid set will know the feeling.

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Next week on Downton: the Dowager Countess and Isobel desperately fire-off last minute applications for winter vac schemes at City law firms?

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