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At last! Finally the hilarious world of commercial law is set to be honoured with its own sitcom, elevating lawyers to the same cultural plane as dinnerladies, IT support staff and office workers at Slough-based paper distribution companies.

‘Admin’ is the promisingly-titled new pilot COMING SOON!! to BBC Three and follows the zany goings-on at (fictional, we think) Manchester law firm Fox Carter & Co.

However, not unlike law firms, as soon as one TV network has a bright idea, it’s subject to the attentions of innumerable copycat wannabes. The Diary can hereby reveal just some of the legal-themed sitcoms reportedly in the pipeline at rival broadcasters:

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