Former Allen & Overy solicitor Chelsy Davy joins ‘hedonistic vibes’ DJ collective

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By Alex Aldridge on

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Since Chelsy Davy left City practice last autumn amid suggestions that she found it too boring gossip has raged about what her next move might be.

In-house lawyer at one of the jazzier clients of her old employer, Allen & Overy? A move to a smaller firm back in her exciting native Zimbabwe? A return to Leeds, where she did an LLM, with a local provider of legal services offering more responsibility than typically trusted to City worker bees? Or an exit from law altogether?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given Davy’s array of aristo contacts picked up during the Harry years, she appears to have plumped for the latter option, with a little help from triple barrelled-surnamed pal Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe.

Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe is the co-founder of Housekeeping, a DJ and producer collective that exists “with the sole goal of creating hedonistic vibes globally”. And earlier this month its Instagram account posted this photo of a blonde woman wearing a cap embroidered with the Housekeeping logo, with the caption “Housekeeping represent @chelsydavy”.

Housekeeping represent @chelsydavy @housekeepingldn #housekeepingldn #party #deephouse #techhouse #cannes #cannesfilmfestival

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According to the Daily Mail this morning, Davy, 29, “stepped behind the decks at the Blue Marlin beach resort in Ibiza with Housekeeping” on Saturday having previously played with the group at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month.

Legal Cheek has had a dig around on Google and unearthed a “Chelsy Davy” SoundCloud account featuring a host of tracks by Housekeeping DJs that were re-posted in February last year (one of which is embedded below). This suggests that the former solicitor may have been getting into the music scene during her final City law days.

Davy joined A&O in 2011 after completing the Legal Practice Course at what is now the University of Law. Prior to that she did a masters at Leeds University having graduated with an economics degree from the University of Cape Town in 2006. She also undertook a paralegal stint at blue blood solicitors’ firm to the royals, Lincoln’s Inn Fields-based Farrer & Co.


Chelsy Davy waves good-bye to Allen & Overy — and the law? [Legal Cheek]