Lawyers and staff at national firm Weightmans swapped the courtroom and office for the stage last week, as they rocked out at the firm’s first music gig.

The event, dubbed ‘Weightstock’, saw staff from the firm’s Birmingham, Manchester and Dartford offices pack the Liverpool O2 Academy to hear music from four bands, including the aptly named Folklaws, featuring managing partner Patrick Gaul.

The event grew out of an initiative to offer free guitar lessons to members of staff. It proved a hit and demonstrated that the lawyers at Weightmans certainly have the ‘X’ factor. It could well become a regular occasion on the Merseyside social calendar and, Obiter suggests, give Simon Cowell the material for a compelling new talent contest.