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Question: What’s better than headlining Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage?
Answer: A day at the police station.
That’s the world according to Dave Rowntree, Blur drummer and Kingsley Napley criminal solicitor. In today’s feature, Rowntree reveals that clerking his first trial, a four-handed murder case at the Old Bailey no less, was, even given some of the highs and lows of his music career, one of the best times of his life.
His path from Blur to Kingsley Napley, via some animation work for Channel 4, might not be a typical one. But Rowntree has just come to the end of his first year as a qualified lawyer and is experiencing what all one-year PQEs experience at such a time: the coming-good of many cases as clients come through crises and out the other side.
He’s just one of many who have switched to law from a different career. This week we’ve talked to four career-changers who have found a new lease of life in the law. Their previous lives may have had glamour or job satisfaction, but all are glad to have made the move.