Apprentice's De Lacy-Brown: Securing a pupillage was harder than confronting Sir Alan

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  • Only academic failing?

    On the one episode in which he appeared, Mr. Brown said that he was 'disappointed' at getting a 'B' in one of his GCSEs. I bet he was distraught when he didn't get into Oxbridge and had to settle for Kings...

    Still, at least Crown Office Chambers don't do too much employment law else he would barely be able to spend 5 minutes in a tribunal before his opponent made some allusion to him being fired!


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  • Pompous little Pillock

    At a time when the legal profession is under assault from cheap publicity hounds who want to subject the profession to unworkable bureaucracy and unfair scrutiny of its paradigms, the sight of a pompous little pillock making a complete hash of a task that anyone with a mustard seed of common sense could have carried out with aplomb undermines the professional integrity of a profession that works hard to provide a quality service to people from all walks of life. The sad fact is that both professions are likely to be dismissed with the same cavalier badge of incompetence as this pompous little pillock deserves. What enrages me is that this stupid little pillock was quite prepared to put his entire profession at risk for cheap publicity for his art. Whoever harbours such a pillock is equally deserving of censure from the profession as a whole. Only an abject apology to both professions can justify him ever being instructed to act.

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  • Nicholas is really GREAT, shame the lower social class don't realise...

    I get really frustrated when people bad mouth Nicholas. The people in question are undoubtedly part of the lower/middle social class and are jealous of his success.

    I can relate a lot to the man - in ten years when I am 24 I also want to be a barrister, so I think that my opinions do count. In addition, I think that his name is beautiful and the jealous, chavy people want such a name. Nicholas, good luck to the future. One of my ambitions is to meet you one day.

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  • 'De Lacy' - Brown interets me, although I 'm not sure it's a good or bad thing

    His pomposity is almost cringeworthy and made for a combination of strange and shocking viewing, although I kind of like the man. His art is special, akin to Dali (as he indeed boasted on 'The Apprentice') and it is clear he does have intelligence. The way he utilises it, however, is annoying - he's not even an oxbridge graduate for instance and the way he claimed he was a barrister before he'd even secured a pupillage was frustrating. Furthermore, the show displayed negative qualities - I wouldn't want to be associated/defended by him as he's too smug and not as savvy as he makes out i.e. the lobster(s). An interesting character - one I would deem too 'stereotypical to stereotype'. I mean a self-confessed aristocrat - crown offices good luck. A clever man but certainly not so in the social/everyday sense.

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  • SHOCKING!

    I have found the issues discussed quite amusing and also disturbing and it is good to hear that there are still lawyers around that are not pompous and do live in the real world. Who was "De Lacy Brown" trying to impress. The girls and I laughed that loud that my neighbour had to bang the wall a couple of times to tell us to keep the noise down! De Lacy has a lot to learn. How can the general public relate to somebody with his characteristics. On a more serious note, I am extremely shocked at the comment BIGGEST DLB fan (Aged 14)!! with regards to class and jealously. He is certainly not the kind of person the Bar needs. He needs to rethink his career options or grow up. I dread to think who instilled those kind of attitudes into that young man's mind. I do wish De Lacy-Brown all the very best with his pupillage. He will probably reflect on how he performed on tv. He has shown great determination in getting one. Everyone needs chances in life. We all make mistakes and I for one wish him all the very best for the future.

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  • Nicholas Im Postor- Brown

    Although I have absolutely no idea what it takes to secure a pupilage, I can only imagine that it was De-Lacy Brown’s unfortunate and decidedly extreme personality that let him down. Who in their right mind would want to associate themselves with such a person?

    He sells himself as an accomplished academic; however I doubt very strongly that he is in the possession of any real intelligence. After all, what breed of genius consciously applies for a Reality TV show and worse still, admits to an audience of millions that he has difficulty rolling in the sty with all us common folk? He’s an absolute impostor whose ‘de Lacy’ moniker does not hide his mammoth social ignorance and lack of sophistication.

    Tragically, he seems obsessed with traditional class systems, not realising however that the world has changed dramatically since he was cryogenically frozen in 1792.

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  • From the way he explained himself in the board room he clearly had no means of defending himself or making an eloquent or pursuasive argument. If he cannot defend his own interests how would you expect him to defend a client's?
    I think his pretentiousness would him back more than his university choice. I is is very likely that he tried to get into Oxbridge and didnt get a place.

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