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Junior lawyer leaves Slaughter and May after signing for Juventus

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And lands sports writing gig with a national newspaper

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A junior lawyer has left magic circle law firm Slaughter and May after putting pen to paper on a professional football contract with Italian giant Juventus.

Eniola Aluko, who until recently was an associate consultant in Slaughters’ corporate team, signed for the Serie A club in June. Slaughters confirmed to Legal Cheek this morning that the 31-year-old striker left the firm earlier this summer.

The Brunel University London law grad completed the accelerated Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law (now The University of Law) in Moorgate and qualified as a solicitor in 2015. According to her LinkedIn, Aluko joined Slaughters in 2016 and assisted “on a range of corporate, M&A and sports governance matters”.

Legal achievements aside, Aluko is also an accomplished professional footballer. Prior to joining Juventus, Aluko spent six successful years at Chelsea, racking up 32 goals in 73 appearances, and has represented the England national team at both European and world championships.

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It’s been a busy few months for Aluko. Earlier this summer, Legal Cheek reported that Aluko had jetted off to Russia having secured a World Cup punditry role for ITV. Impressing viewers with her in-depth analysis, Aluko confirmed last week she had subsequently signed a deal with The Guardian newspaper to write a sports column.

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Commenting on her new journalism gig, Aluko said:

“I am really pleased to be doing a regular opinion column with The Guardian and sharing all my views and experiences on women’s football, the Premier League, the EFL and football administration. I’ll also be sharing a little of what life is like at The Old Lady [Juventus].”

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28 Comments

Anonymous

wtf

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Anonymous

Finally, a somewhat interesting article

Props to this young woman

(57)(3)

Anonymous

No one cares. More articles on NQ pay plz

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Anonymous

I think that topic is running dry. May I suggest news on firms going open plan?

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Anonymous

Or ‘relaxed’ dress codes.

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Anonymous

All I’m getting from legal cheek recently is that the best thing to do after bagging your training contract is to get a job in any other sector

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Anonymous

Soundest advice Tommy’s ever given.

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Lord Denning

Tommy would write on an article on what it is like being a journalist but he has no experience in that area.

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Tommy

Get back in your coffin!

You’re scaring the neighbours!

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Anonymous

Reviewing an SPA at 3am on a Wednesday in the basement of Bunhill Row, or living in Turin, playing for Juventus and phoning in an article once a week after you’re done training for the day.

She’s lost the plot.

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Slaughters Ghimp

Do you honestly believe she was doing any actual technical legal work at Slaughters? Have you seen the sorts of students they employ?

Having said all that, she does have a better life than all of us.

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Anonymous

If she managed to avoid doing actual technical legal work while enjoying a cushy job then that, surely, is the dream?

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Anonymous

Her life > Our lives

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Tarquan

BUT…BUT…MAMA TOLD ME BEING A LAWYER IS A GOOD CAREER?!?!?!?!

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Anonymous

She is doing really well, I am pleased because she went through a hard time with that discrimination case.

All of which makes me wonder what happened to the medic lady at Chelsea who settled a tribunal claim with them and Jose mourinho.

Jose’s career has survived, anyone know what has happened to the medic ?
Plus I like the love island solicitor.

Go on ladies !

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Anonymous

Jose has had a diminishing career since that incident!

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Anonymous

That discrimination case set in motion a chain of events that led to Mourinho losing his job. He lost the players at Chelsea from that day forward.

Ever since then the man has been a shell, a shadow of his former self, living in a Manchester hotel while his family stay in London.

I’ve no idea what Eva Carneiro is doing but I imagine she is happier on the inside than Jose is.

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Anonymous

Brunel uses her to promote going to the law school, which is ranked 90 out of 98 yuck 🤢

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Uni Snob

Ha!

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Anonymous

Love the photo with her, Giggs, Neville and Evra.

Especially as she is more technically gifted at football than Neville.

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Anonymous

You’re full of shit mate. GNev is the best right back in PL history.

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Anonymous

Wrong. He’d be lucky to scrape top 5. Neville simply fed push passes to Beckham to build his career. Lee Dixon did what Neville did but was many levels better.

Pablo Zabaleta, Branislav Ivanovic and Lauren all outrank Neville.

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Anonymous

shes a contract lawyer, not even a real associate.

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Anonymous

U wot bro?

Private contractors like her are still lawyers. A lot of people are locums.

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Anonymous

She’s pretty fit. I would.

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Anonymous

What a lucky lucky woman

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Anonymous

Thanks, Katie.

Anonymous

Better than the weekly Rosie ‘that bird off of Love Island’ stories.

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