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
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.
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.
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.