Wanted: lawyer to pull rabbit out of hat

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

We've seen some pretty crazy law firm antics in the past, but this one is just downright strange.According to RollonFriday, a law firm in south west London is hoping to hire a property lawyer…

We've seen some pretty crazy law firm antics in the past, but this one is just downright strange.

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According to RollonFriday, a law firm in south west London is hoping to hire a property lawyer who can not only advise on exchange of contracts and the finders keepers rule, but also perform magic tricks whilst trying to impress potential new clients.

The job description was found on a recruitment website, Ten Percent, which states the following:

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Can you do Magic? A firm in South West London [is] interested in employing a solicitor who is an experienced magician. This may sound a little bizarre, but the firm [has] had the idea of someone doing magic tricks whilst pitching to clients. Is this a wind up? We don't think so - the firm sounded deadly serious. They mentioned possibly hiring someone who had done quite a bit of work on stage as an alternative. If you think you can stand on your head whilst balancing an apple on your chin and juggling three chain saws with your feet, and at the same time do a presentation on recent changes to employment legislation, please get in touch.

The recruiter who posted the ad, Jonathan Fagan, told RollonFriday that a psychic criminal lawyer had already showed interest in the position, but the firm wasn't too keen and sent him this email: "Mindreading is all very well. But we are after showmanship and a track record of magical performance. If not, then really we are not prepared to consider him at all".

Fagan would not reveal the name of the firm, but insisted this is not a belated April fool's day trick. Apparently, the client wants a lawyer who can conjure more than case law out of thin air and whoever lands the role could earn up to £50,000, depending on experience.

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