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There are two solicitors on The Apprentice 2014 — and one is ex-Slaughter and May

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St Albans family lawyer Lauren Riley and ex-Slaughter and May associate Felipe Alviar-Baquero to battle it out before Sir Alan in this year’s show

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Yesterday we reported that this year’s The Apprentice was to feature a solicitor, whose identity had yet to be revealed.

Overnight, the names of the show’s contestants have been released — and it turns out that there is not just one solicitor on the show, but two.

The first, Felipe Alviar-Baquero (pictured above), is a City lawyer who spent four years at magic circle giant Slaughter and May before going on to work at the London office of top US firm Latham & Watkins.

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According to LinkedIn, 33 year-old Alviar-Baquero — who got a first in his law degree at Kent University before going on to get a distinction in the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford — is currently working for energy insurance consultants Indecs, having left Latham in May after nearly four years at the firm.

The second is Lauren Riley, a 28 year-old family solicitor at Labrums Solicitors in St Albans. Lancaster University graduate Riley appears to be the “glamorous solicitor” who took a pop at her fellow lawyers in a quote released on Twitter yesterday.

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In the promotional literature for the show, Riley is quoted as saying:

“I’m absolutely not a shrinking violet. I’m very known for speaking my own mind.”

Meanwhile, Alviar-Baquero is being billed with this strapline:

“I studied law because I wanted to change the world. But my real passion is business.”

What will Sir Alan Sugar make of this pair? The show starts next Tuesday.

3 Comments

Paul Summerfield

Hold on…

You have to ask the following question:

Is there something amiss when you give up practising as a solicitor to go on a TV show, albeit for a short time.

For those who watch The Apprentice, please keep us posted.

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Shirley

Make of this pair of what?

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Clapham Omnibus Fare Dodger

I watched Felipe’s interview clip online and he seems like a really nice, humble, down to earth guy. He’s not the pompous git we might have been expecting.

As for Lauren,…. well… let’s wait and see.

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