Separated at birth

Many lawyers of a certain vintage will be asking themselves whatever became of studio tea boy turned 1980s pop sensation Rick Astley. Well, we can exclusively reveal that he has spent the past 20 or so years setting the strategic vision for Newcastle firm Muckle in the guise of senior partner Stephen McNicol. Although Astley enjoyed singing, his new love of law firm ­management means that he’s never going to give Muckle up, never going to let it down, never going to run around or desert it.