After the news this week that former Australian Idol Judge Mark Holden is heading to the Bar, Folklaw decided to compile its own wish-list of celebrities it believes should enter the legal profession and where - based on their celebrity skills - they could best apply their personalities.
Who: Matt Preston of MasterChef
Area of law: The Bar
Why: For his pompous, flamboyant personality, intriguing use of the English language and, of course, his love of wearing cravats
Area of law: Human Rights
Why? Because it would give them something to do as they explore photo and adoption opportunities across various disaster regions.
Who: Lindsay Lohan
Area of law: Criminal law
Why: Car crashes, driving under the influence, drug possession, and now crimes against fashion - we think she's got this area of law pretty well covered.
Who: Bert Newton
Area of law: Wills and estates
Why? With his skill in keeping on clinging on, we figure ol' Moonface must have re-written a few wills in his time - and his unique penchant for pulling off his wig would go down a right treat in the courtroom.
Who: Jude Law
Area of law: Employment law
Why? Following his affair with his children's Nanny, he must have some experience in avoiding sexual harassment claims
Who: David Tennant, of Dr Who
Area of law: Banking and finance
Why? For his ability to pull off a suit, knack of getting out of a tight squeeze and his character's wit and intellect - which may very well talk some sense into the next crop of young banking and finance experts.
Who: Alex Lloyd, musician
Area of law: Intellectual property
Why? Chased down by an old mate trying to stake a claim on his hit 'Amazing' while wielding the memory of a beer coaster, Lloyd successfully had the case dismissed in the Federal Court - and his reaction to the victory that he was about to "cry with tears of joy" would mark an entertaining change from the usually demure post-judgment celebrations.
Who: Paul Hogan
Area of law: Tax
Why? For the long-term pursuit he has faced from the Australian Tax Office and his elegant call for the ATO to "Come and get me, you miserable bastards".
Who: Elizabeth Taylor
Area of law: Family
Why: Married eight times to seven husbands, and with seven divorces under her belt, Taylor is the Grand Dame of family law - and still has the diamonds to prove it.
Who: Heather Mills
Area of law: Family
Why? Her 24.3 million pound divorce settlement from former husband Paul McCartney should provide clients with enough confidence to want to take their case to court.
Who: Alan Bond
Area of law: Insolvency
Why? After his notable time in the big house after the collapse of Bond Corp, you can be assured the former bankrupt, who recovered to return to BRW's Rich Lists in 2008 with an estimated wealth of $265 million, will go for broke in defending any insolvency - and may just throw in a few tips on recouping that lost wealth.
Is there someone famous you'd like to see trouncing the corridors of the legal world? Folklaw would love to hear your suggestions, leave nominations in the comments field below:
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