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

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By Thomas Connelly on

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.

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