Author of Fish Sunday Thinking quits the law

Paul Wragg, the former Hammonds assistant who made waves this summer with his novel depicting sex and scandal in a solicitors’ firm, has quit the law to become a full-time author.

David Simon, managing partner of Wragg’s most recent employer Robin Simon, confirmed that he had resigned and is believed to be pursuing a writing career.

Wragg’s book, Fish Sunday Thinking, was a bestseller in August after it was published under the pseudonym of Alex Gilmore. Speculation was rife as to the identity of both the author and the firm.

Eventually Wragg was unmasked, thrusting him into the media spotlight. While Wragg retreated from the public eye, Hammonds steadfastly refused to comment.