She refers to herself as ‘Legally Brunette’
A newly qualified solicitor has reportedly put her legal career on hold to take part in ITV2’s popular sun-soaked reality TV show Love Island.
Rosie Williams, 26, from Rhondda in South Wales, is understood to be one of two new not-so-secret contestants entering the villa this week, despite only fulfilling her dream of becoming a solicitor three months ago.
Amid media speculation, the Solicitors Regulation Authority confirmed to Legal Cheek this afternoon that Williams was at Manchester-based outfit Just Costs Solicitors (JCS). She qualified as a solicitor on March 1 and is no longer an employee of the firm.
A quick scan of the JCS website does however throw up what appears to be an old blog post of Williams’ during her time as a trainee. The topic? The implementation of fixed fees in clinical negligence cases — so a far cry from your standard Love Island chat.
Williams, who refers to herself as “Legally Brunette” in several of her Instagram posts, completed her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law. Legal Cheek has been unable to verify which university she attended for her undergraduate degree.
In one Insta-shot, Williams can be seen posing in front of balloons spelling out the word “solicitor”. Having just qualified, the accompanying caption reads: “I left school 8 years ago with the dream of becoming a lawyer. I actually cannot believe that I stand here today able to call myself a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales!!”
…I left school 8 years ago with the dream of becoming a lawyer. I actually cannot believe that I stand here today able to call myself a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales!! If you work hard enough…dreams can come true! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who had nothing but faith in me & supported me along the way! #LegallyBrunette ??⚖️?
In another social media snap, part-time bikini model Williams is pictured at the Manchester office of international law firm Clyde & Co. The caption indicates she completed a “secondment” at the firm.
“Rosie ticks all the boxes of a Love Island contestant. She’s young, glamorous and up for some fun,” a source reportedly told The Sun. They added: “She quit her job to go on the show, but it’s thought she didn’t tell them why — just that she wanted a change of direction.”
Williams previously dated 25-year-old TV star Jordan Davies, from ITV2 reality show Ibiza Weekender. Her brother-in-law is the Welsh champion boxer Liam Williams.
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