Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Novel Is Tale of Sex and the City Lawyer

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Novel Is Tale of Sex and the City Lawyer

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Byline: CHRIS MILLAR

A CITY lawyer has written an explosive novel about life inside one of the country's leading law firms.

Fish Sunday Thinking details the affairs, bullying and bingedrinking witnessed by one trainee solicitor during his time at one of the notorious Magic Circle firms, where partners attain godlike status and earn [pounds sterling]1million salaries.

It brings to life a world where female trainees are ranked by their bust size, where sex is used as a commodity to further careers and work-crazed young lawyers blow their big pay packets on drink.

While the identity of the firm has been disguised, speculation has focused on Slaughter & May, the blue-chip company with more FTSE100 clients than any other legal practice in the world.

Still more intriguing is the identity of the book's author, a 27-year-old lawyer who writes under the pseudonym Alex Gilmore. Mr Gilmore has never revealed his true identity through fear of losing his lucrative day job as a litigator. …

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