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Junior solicitor who only qualified THREE months ago puts legal career on hold to enter Love Island villa

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She refers to herself as ‘Legally Brunette’

Image credit: Instagram (@rosieawilliams)

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!!”

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. Sheโ€™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 itโ€™s thought she didnโ€™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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69 Comments

Anonymous

Someone from HR kindly report to my office immediately.

(45)(4)

Anonymous

Sensible girl

She will make more money too

(38)(8)

Anonymous

Considering the gang banging of previous shows, how is she possibly going to manage not to get in trouble with the SRA whilst in there?

I’ll be watching, anyway.

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Anonymous

You know the drill.

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Anonymous

Lol boring. Her instagram is full of the following:

– โ€œomigod, iโ€™m a solictor nowโ€
– โ€œomigod iโ€™m a guest at the House of Commons!โ€
– โ€œomigod, iโ€™m at the oxford & cambridge club.โ€
(Insert cringey captions, gucci bags, chanel jackets & ofc a sexy pout.)

NEXT.

(114)(2)

Anonymous

All true, but Iโ€™d still be high giving people on the night tube if I pulled her.

(35)(9)

Anonymous

I first read that as

‘All true, but Iโ€™d still be high giving people on the night lube if I pulled her.’

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Anonymous

How is that boring?!

(1)(0)

Anonymous

I come here for journalism, not to read trash. Put it where it belongs pls, thanks!

(23)(6)

smith global

You do?

(33)(2)

Anonymous

I come here for trash – keep up the good work.

(58)(0)

Anonymous

you have poor taste in journalism or simply come to the wrong place!

(2)(1)

Colonel Sanders

100% my type on paper oi oi

(32)(7)

Anonymous

I am rather disappointed. I was expecting more from the comment section

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Anonymous

Move over, Lady Hale, Katie has found a new female legal role model. Or at least one which she can aspire to become.

(14)(7)

Anonymous

Hahaha not surprised, she was never going to earn a decent wage where she qualified :’)

(28)(5)

Anonymous

What, you mean to say a firm called Just Costs isn’t splashing the cash? Scandalous!

(31)(0)

Anonymous

Lolz

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Anonymous

Correct but doesnโ€™t lower the costs of private sessions with Solicitors.

(0)(1)

JD Partner

Too easy…

(18)(0)

Anonymous

Is she?

(6)(0)

Big Dolla

She’s a lawyer.

But barely.

(23)(1)

Bemused

Imagine you have someone in your office on secondment and they ask you to take a photo of them and then proceed to pose seductively on an office chair gazing out of the window…

(145)(2)

Anonymous

Haha this was exactly my thoughts.

Hey Janice can I ask a favour?

Janice: Sure, what is it?

I need to strike a sexy pose in front of this window for my fans

Janice: Sure hun you work it

(68)(2)

Anonymous

Is “Rohndda” anywhere near “Rhondda” Tom?

(10)(1)

Anonymous

What an abomination! Let’s hope she is never able to work in the legal profession ever again.

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Anonymous

She has only ever worked in costs with a secondment to probably just scrape the minimum requirements of the SRA, is she really a lawyer?

(38)(7)

CYNIC

How to save your failing legal career in 3 steps:

1. Be naturally endowed with good looks and a tall, slim figure
2. Drop out of your dreary, uninspiring job.
3. Walk around in a bikini in some Majorcan villa and have boring ‘romantic’ conversations with hunks that are even less well educated than yourself

(26)(4)

Big Dolla

Agree on most points. But she probably worked hard for that figure, in addition to natural predispositions.

(10)(0)

Anonymous

Natural predispositions…the most polite description for Tig ol’ Bitties

(1)(0)

Anon

Anyone else notice she passed the LPC in July 2017 and was admitted in March 2018…

(14)(5)

Anonymous

Why is that relevant?

(2)(1)

Anon

She did her LPC at Chester not Guilford! I also attended Chester for mine! Everyone saying awful things about her but nonetheless she is a lawyer!

The comment regarding her completing her LPC in July 2017 and being admitted in March is because you can do a TC and LPC parallel!

She is a friend of my good friends and on the occasions I have met her she is a nice girl! Let her be 26!! Lawyers do far worse than enter a dating reality tv series that doesnโ€™t mean she is not a good lawyer!

(33)(32)

Colonel Sanders

OOO LPC Friend

(27)(3)

Anonymous

Loving your work today, Colonel Sanders.

(4)(0)

Colonel Sanders

xox

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Anonymous

Not every sentence has to end with ! or !!

I’m sure she is a nice girl, but people only have so much headspace, and a lot of hers is dedicated to looks and image. Fine, if that’s what she wants to do with her life, good luck to her, but if I ever have need of a lawyer, I want someone serious.

(16)(4)

Anonymous

Thanks Anon! Good to know! Fantastic! But not enough exclamation marks!! You could have used more!!! Like this!!!!!

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Anonymous

Completely agree. So what sheโ€™s going on the show. She worked hard to qualify just like everyone else did. People need to stop being so bitter.

(2)(0)

Anonymous

Not sure how training contracts work in Wales, but dosent it take 2 years to complete?! How did she just finish the LPC last year and qualified already?

(5)(5)

Anonymous

You can qualify after 18 months if you have sufficient prior experience as a paralegal. It is up to the SRA to quantify sufficient experience and she has it as you can see.

(7)(1)

Anonymous

Ooooo looks like we found another costs lawyer :’)

(4)(4)

Actual "Costs Lawyer"

There is a difference between a solicitor who works in costs and a Costs Lawyer, with different qualification routes etc

(3)(1)

Anonymous

‘Just Costs Solicitors (JCS)’ That says it all really

(29)(1)

Anonymous

Who the hell watches this shi*?

(12)(5)

Anonymous

Leave this poor thing alone! My god, some of the comments here – serious and needless venom.

Well done to her for qualifying and then for actually trying to do something interesting. Half the people attacking this girl would secretly trade places in a heartbeat.

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Priest

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Anonymous

Looks older than 26.

(3)(5)

A 27 year old

No she doesn’t.

(10)(0)

Anonymous

Hi Rosie

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Anonymous

Impossible to tell how old she looks covering in all that slap.

(6)(2)

TheAcresOfFour

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(2)(5)

Corbyn.Sympathiser

Well she is very welcome to thoroughly analyse my costs schedule; woh-hay

Although i do worry she would fine my unwashed smell off putting

(4)(7)

Anonymous

When I passed the LPC the first thing I did was get on my bed and have photographs taken of me on my knees.

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Anonymous

JD TC?

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

“Just Costs Solicitors”

Noyce, quality.

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Anonymous

For every qualified solicitor/barrister who drops out for their 15 minutes, my Blood Pressure goes up a notch! It’s years of hard slog to get where she got, and to jack it in for a TV stint like Love Island is a waste!

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Anonymous

Its not just a waste, it means someone else couldn’t become a solicitor because an airhead like her was in the way.

(4)(2)

Anonymous

She clearly isn’t an airhead if she’s managed to complete her LPC and be admitted as a Solicitor.

(6)(0)

Anonymous

How is she jacking anything in? Are you actually suggesting that appearing on a tv programme would make her either disqualified or unemployable?

(3)(1)

Colonel Sanders

I’m pretty sure that her licking honey off of a guys chest on National television is somewhat frowned upon by the legal sector.

Not that I know that from watching Love Island or anything… Just found out from a mate…

(1)(1)

Anonymous

Yh right.

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Anonymous

I’d look at nudes but I wouldn’t exactly call her attractive.

(7)(5)

JD Executive Committee Partner

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Fapman

UUUUURRRGGGGHHH DAT DERE THICC INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT PICCS

(0)(0)

Anonymous

Wow. I always thought that the legal profession was a misery pit of sour people, devoid of any personality but these comments seem to confirm it

(10)(0)

Anonymous

Oh well, at least we don’t have ‘Just Costs’ on our CV…

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Anonymous

Needs more details as to where she โ€œbaggedโ€ her TC before becoming a โ€œrookieโ€ lawyer and then considering the opportunities offered by โ€œmoneylawโ€ (2.0)

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