Solicitor wins national competition that sees her QUIT law to do ‘The Nicest Job in Britain’

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By Thomas Connelly on

AA legal counsel’s career at crossroads


A young solicitor is to turn her back on a flourishing legal career having won a national competition to perform ‘The Nicest Job in Britain’.

Legal Cheek reported earlier this summer that Alice Biggar, who is legal counsel for the Automobile Association (AA), had entered a national competition to find Britain’s next charity champion. Well she’s only gone and bloody won it.

The Exeter graduate — who once attempted to spend just £1 a day on food for a month — saw off competition from eight other finalists to land the coveted charity role.

Bidding a fond farewell to her career in law, Biggar — who completed her training contract at the Southampton office of Trethowans — will now spend 12 months travelling the length and breadth of the country helping over 40 UK-based charities.

Despite pocketing a tidy £30,000 as charity champion, Biggar revealed that this is still a “significant pay cut” from her high-flying legal role.

But her former employers have wished her well. Tweeting yesterday, President of the AA Edmund King OBE congratulated the now ex-solicitor on her new job.

Speaking to Legal Cheek earlier this summer, Biggar said:

I was proud to finally qualify as a solicitor in 2013 after years of hard work and study and I am grateful to all those who played a part in that journey. I have long harboured a feeling that in among all the leather bound books and mahogany clad rooms there was also something more I could offer the world.

Best of luck!