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The TV talent show for the most coveted job in the West End - the role of Maria von Trapp in Andrew Lloyd Webber's upcoming production of The Sound of Music - was mirrored by the beauty parade to find a legal adviser for the lucky winner.
The lucky firm turned out to be Harbottle & Lewis, which contrary to rumour did not have to sing for the role or suffer the indignity of a public vote of confidence in its legal skills.
The firm's theatre head Neil Adleman will advise the winner Connie Fisher and the two runners-up as they attempt to climb every legal and contractual mountain thrown at them now that the show is over.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? has been one of the BBC's most popular shows ever and Harbottles will be hoping the kudos rubs off on it. News of the firm's appointment made it the most viewed breaking news story on thelawyer.com this week. It's not often that Harbottles will claim that little victory.