Ever since a solicitor appeared on Love Island last year, Obiter has been keeping a close eye on the show’s summer line up. 

At first, this season looked far from promising. There was a model, an ‘eyelash technician’, a scientist and a surfer – but not a lawyer in sight.

On Friday, however, Obiter’s long hours in front of the screen paid off, and law graduate Lavena Back entered the villa. 


Lavena Back

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Back studied Law at Leeds Beckett University and graduated with a 2.1 in 2017. Her LinkedIn page lists ‘law society’, ‘mentor scheme’ and ‘ambassador’ under her extra-curricular activities and it is believed she also completed a mini-pupillage at Doughty Street Chambers.

Quoted in the Radio Times, Back said: ‘I’m there to find love. As everyone says it’s not Friend Island. I’m not afraid to say it how it is.’

She added on Friday’s show: ‘I want men to be obsessed with me … but in a good way.’

For the uninitiated, Love Island is a reality – in the loosest sense of the word – TV show where sculpted singletons move to a villa and look for love. While romance is the ultimate goal, contestants spend most of their time lying in the sun, applying body lotion and blow-drying their hair.

Last year newly-qualified solicitor Rosie Williams appeared on the programme and later claimed she earned her year’s salary in a single month after leaving the villa. She is yet to return to the glamorous world of costs claims.