Pop stars need not apply

Proof that lawyers really do like to read the small print arrived last week when an anonymous lawyer called to point out what appeared to be a typo. The ‘mistake’ was in the EJ Legal ad on page 53 of the 21 August issue.

In an advert for commercial property lawyers, the copy reads: “This expanding property team housed within a medium-sized City firm seeks a senior assistant to handle a mixed bag of commercial property work. Lawyers are always bowled over by this firm’s humanity and truly down to earth attitude where there is no room for pre-Madonnas.”

An EJ insider told Tulkinghorn that the description “was probably deliberate”. As in: “Commercial property lawyer required, two-to-five years’ PQE, no room for anyone who is just about to become the undisputed Queen of Pop and forge a hugely successful singing career.”

We think not, but nice try.