Thrill bill

Lawyers are no doubt sick to death of jokes about the word ‘solicitor’ and its connection with that other age-old profession, prostitution.

A lawyer in the US, though, has really lived up to the title after being charged this month with solicitation. The lawyer, a former county prosecutor, allegedly offered to have sex with a 19-year-old client to enable her to clear her bill. The client apparently asked about payment options for her bill, and the lawyer is alleged to have said: “You can pay me with sex or money. I prefer option one.”