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Westminster grad puts commercial law dreams on hold to enter celebrity jungle

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Georgia Toffolo could earn the annual salary of a magic circle lawyer in just three weeks

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A University of Westminster law graduate has put her aspirations of becoming a high-flying commercial solicitor on hold after signing up to ITV’s hit show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

Georgia Toffolo, 23, from London, entered the Australian jungle yesterday evening alongside celebs including boxer Amir Khan, Boris Johnson’s dad Stanley Johnson and ex-footballer Dennis Wise. Toffolo, or Toff for short, shot to fame in 2014 after joining the cast of E4 ‘reality’ series Made in Chelsea.

According to reports, the well-spoken reality star has worked at a family-run solicitors firm in Devon and a divorce law specialist called Family Law in Partnership in London. The Law Society’s ‘Find a solicitor’ database shows that Family Law in Partnership is located in Covent Garden and currently employs 17 solicitors.

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Legal Cheek also understands the law grad has experience shadowing judges in court and has (or at least had) aspirations of completing a training contract in commercial law.

But it’s easy to see why Toffolo would press pause on her legal career given the sums of cash she is reportedly set to pocket during her three-week stint in the jungle.

“There’s a very wide range of payments on the show, and every year some of the top names bag themselves around £250,000,” an unnamed source told the Daily Star. “But the pay scale slides all the way down to about a tenth of that.”

By way of comparison, Legal Cheek’s Firms Most List 2017-18 shows that a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer at a magic circle firm can expect to earn, before tax, around £85,000, So, assuming Toffolo is somewhere around the middle of this I’m A Celebrity pay scale, she could potentially walk away with a magic circle lawyer’s annual salary for just under one month’s work.

I’m a lawyer, get me in there!

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25 Comments

Anonymous

“I’m a lawyer, get me in there!”

Nope…you’re not and nope, she’s not.

Anonymous

Ha ha. True

Anonymous

She’s literally already a millionaire not sure she’s that bothered about a TC…

JD Partner

Training contract?

I’d give her one…

Trumpenkrieg

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Anonymous

‘High Flying Commercial Lawyer ‘ and Westminster Uni don’t really go together

(114)(14)

Anonymous

All the effort to write this article and yet the question remains: WHY DO WE CARE?

Ihatepeople

if you dont care then dont read it or click on it.

Make your life simpler.

Anonymous

“..top names bag themselves..”
Just in case you weren’t sure if Tom wrote this

Anonymous

Waiting for the Jones Day partner…

Anonymous

See Above

Anonymous

“There’s a very wide range of payments on the show, and every year some of the top names bag themselves around £250,000,” an unnamed source told the Daily Star. “But the pay scale slides all the way down to about a tenth of that.”

“..So, assuming Toffolo is somewhere around the middle of this I’m A Celebrity pay scale..”

So Tom is plucking out a figure “somewhere around the middle” of a pay scale given by an unnamed source of the Daily Star, to make a tenuous link to lawyer’s salaries.
Give that man a journalist of the year award.

Anonymous

Silly old Thomas! Doesn’t he know, there’s no such thing as a Toffolo?

A man has no name

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Anonymous

At least she has her looks because if she relied on her Westminster degree alone, the only job she could find is as one of those nightclub toilet attendants who sell you Chupa Chups and a spray of Lynx for £1

Anonymous

Freshen up for the ladies.

No spray no lay

No Armani no punanni

Legion

No splash no gash.

No cologne? Going home alone.

Anonymous

I’m a Westminster grad and qualified at a top 10 City practice….whilst I sold cologne (and demonstrated excellent commercial awareness in the process) in the gent’s, you sound like you spent much of your time on your knees in there.

Anonymous

Sure you did. AAB minimum A levels, why would you go to Westminster University with anything higher than CCC?

Anonymous

Some top tens don’t have that outdated way of filtering candidates anymore.

Anonymous

You wrote this as though she needs the money.

Not Amused

This is not me.

Anonymous

Considering her A levels are BCD…I don’t think so.

Anonymous

Why we do care about it?

Anonymous

Westminster Uni? OK… OK mate.

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