Who rocks best, lawyers or bankers?

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Next month will see the cream of the UK legal market music talent rock the Square Mile, as a mini Glastonbury come to Guildhall Yard in the raucous form of the City’s Got Talent.

On the back of the huge success of legal market battle of the bands Law Rocks (30 May 2014), the City’s Got Talent will feature 11 bands from the legal, financial services, pension and expertise industries battling it out with the aim of raising £686,000.

The Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf has spearheaded the launch of the event as part of the Lord Mayor’s Giving Day. The City’s Got Talent itself has been backed by the founders of Law Rocks including Navigant’s Nick Child, CMS Cameron McKenna CSR manager Robert Powell and Damian Hickman, managing director of the IDRC.

Musical lawyers from Camerons, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Mishcon de Reya, DLA Piper, Mills & Reeve, Wragge Lawrence Graham, Ashurst, Fieldfisher, Kilburn & Strode and, in a first, The Lawyer will rock the Casbah – or at least the City, on the night.

With so much City-based talent on show, Friday 11 July is likely to be a date that will be burned into the memories – and ears – of those fortunate enough to be there.




The relevance of the peculiarly specific fundraising target is that Woolf, a CMS Cameron McKenna partner, is the 686th Lord Mayor of London. Law Rocks has so far raised around £250,000 for a range of charities.

Energy and infrastructure specialist Woolf joined CMS Cameron McKenna in 1978, becoming its first female partner in 1981. She was President of the Law Society of England and Wales in 2006/07.