Ten years ago, Nick Child had a brainwave: he noticed that (nearly) every top firm and chambers has lawyers who would also quite like to be rock stars. Some of them are even rather good. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to have them play some top venues - and raise money for good causes at the same time? A decade on, Law Rocks! Has held gigs on five continents and raised more than $3m under the slogan ‘Rock globally, give locally’. Last night stars from past shows packed out the Scala in London to celebrate.
The show featured, in no particular order, bands from Howard Kennedy, Addleshaw Goddard, 2KBW, Trowers & Hamlins, Taylor Vinters, Irwin Mitchell, Keating Chambers and Shearman & Sterling - plus fly-in guests from Dubai and Los Angeles.
Someone always asks: ‘Are they really lawyers?’ The answer is: yes (though each band is allowed one ringer).
Highlight of the evening? It would be unfair to pick a winner, but CMS Cameron McKenna deserves a special mention for putting on a 40-piece lineup, The Stragglers, including a choir opening with the Stones' 'You can't always get what you want'. Maybe you can't - but last Thursday we did.