Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to invest in a new website because some silver-haired hottie has tied the knot with one of its members.
Yes, the Clooney effect meant that when the Hollywood star announced his engagement to Doughty Street member Amal Alamuddin earlier this year, the chambers’ website overflowed with traffic, presumably from heartbroken souls longing for the affection of Gorgeous George.
Luckily the investment meant that when interest picked up again last weekend as the happy couple headed to Venice to tie the knot, it coped with the renewed surge in traffic.
Sadly it did not stop the paparazzi from doorstepping members in the hope of picking up any gossip about Alamuddin, who, let us not forget, is a successful barrister at one of the UK’s top human rights and public law sets.
Doughty Street has also been turning its mind to its clerking capabilities recently, expanding its criminal team and increasing the focus on client business development. But surely when it comes to getting your name out there, having it linked with George Clooney is as good a way as any.
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