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Elle Woods QC and Harvey Specter appear on ‘chambers website’

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Spoof set Square Chambers boasts a strong fictional legal line-up

Harvey Specter and Elle Woods

Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods and Harvey Specter from Suits are among the fantasy lawyer dream team listed on spoof set Square Buildings’ website.

Also featured in the imaginary chambers’ barrister line-up are 90s legal TV icon Ally McBeal, The Godfather’s consigliere Tom Hagen, To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch, and Martha Costello QC from the BBC’s bar drama Silks.

Spoof set Square Buildings’ imaginary lawyer line-up

The fictitious chambers, Square Buildings — not to be confused with any legit Square-named sets — is actually the work of developer company Square Eye, who made the website for demo purposes. Scroll up the page and you’ll find a warning: “Do not attempt to instruct these barristers as they do not exist”.

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Still, you could have had us fooled. According to its “News” section, the fake chambers was “named ‘Set of the Year’ in the Legal 600 Awards” — which, of course, is a nod to actual legal directory ‘The Legal 500’. On the website’s front page, you can even find the quote: “Although we’re the largest fictitious set of chambers in the UK, we pride ourselves on our ‘personal, familiar service’ (Legal 600, 2015).”

Pupillage requirement: must be able to decipher latin

Definitely giving the game away is the website’s excessive use of non-sensical latin in the “Pupillage” section — which even for the classics loving law student, will be a tough one to decode.

This isn’t the first time Legal Cheek has come across a wacky chambers’ website. Real-life set Whitestone Chambers caught our eye after launching an eccentric website that greeted visitors with Harry Potter-esque magical smoke, before taking them on a virtual journey across a rain-soaked cobbled road (think Game of Thrones meets Coronation Street).

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8 Comments

Dave

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

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Sorry But

It is simply a mock up template for a website, either under development or for marketing purposes. The Latin inserts are commonly used for text placeholders. Anyone who has prepared a website of any detail would know that.

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6 year PQE

I bet you’re fun at parties.

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High St Solicitor

6 year PQE, do you even go to parties anymore?

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6 year PQE

A valid point; sadly, I do not. But I’m hoping that once I retire there will be much more time for frivolity. I’ve calculated with my present workload that I’ll be in a position to retire about six years after I die.

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Anon

No Kavanagh QC??

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Hackaforte

No Rumpole?

Outrageous.

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Anon-maiden

No Alicia Florick???

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