An associate at a London firm wins the prize for Boldest Influencer after he and his fiancée posted a series of Instagram videos documenting themselves breaching quarantine after returning from a holiday in Spain.

The lawyer, whom RollOnFriday is not naming, spent much of August in Benidorm with his girlfriend, where they kept their followers up to date with a series of obligatory selfies at restaurants in Altea, beaches on the Costa Blanca and loungers by the pool.

One picture's caption, "#postcovid19", indicated that the couple believed the pandemic was over. Alas, thanks to a spike in coronavirus cases in certain parts of Spain, since 26 July all travellers from the country to the UK have been required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

The sun-kissed lawyer and his partner chose not to hide their holiday tans when they landed and broke quarantine to visit spots across London on the same weekend.

But rather than rely on someone else grassing them up, they did it themselves. Clips posted to Instagram showed them posing at locations including Borough Market, Brick Lane and Carnaby Street.

london shot

Too thirsty.

The happy couple risked fines of £1,000 each to delight their followers, which may be why the incriminating Instastories were swiftly deleted.

The associate, who is not the first solicitor dobbed in for being too casual about covid, did not respond to a request for comment.

Tip Off ROF


Asturias Es Mi Patria 06 November 20 10:27

*doffs cap to Crest*

Soz Toby, I'm afraid your submission is void because you didn't acknowledge the Royal Crest before talking about Common Law.

I'll calculate the fine and one of my colleagues from Nigeria will be in touch later today to take payment.

Anonymous 06 November 20 14:09

Greenlord is right, actually.

Quarantine regulations were passed by a Parliament sitting under a Navy Ensign crest (not an actual Union Jack) so quarantine regulations only apply if you are in International Waters*.



*which, before some pedant brings it up, does include orbital man-made environments such as the International Space Station. It's not 'literally' water, only legal water. Lakes and ponds that fall within national embassies are obviously excluded. So there's no need to have that whole tedious hair-splitting debate again.

Toby Greenlord, Freeman on the Land 06 November 20 19:01

If you declare yourself to be alive and living free under the law of the commons then as long as you have a postcode the laws passed in parliament relating to restriction of movement or payment of fines don't apply to you under The Magna Carter.

You can read about it on the internet if you do your research.  It's just that they don't want you to know about it so they try to suppress it.

Toby Greenlord, Freeman on the Land 06 November 20 23:38

Another useful thing to know is that as long as you keep a copy of the local Water Authority bye-laws in the window you can declare any structure a lighthouse and forbid anyone to enter because of a shipping emergency.

Anonymous 07 November 20 09:02

Anonymous 07 November 20 08:03

Whoever is behind Tony Greenlod is a sad [email protected] Satire or not, it's sh1t banter.

This is your response to reading something inoffensive on the internet?

Do you think you are superior to him?

Fiona Goodbody-Woodlandchild 07 November 20 09:11

@ Anon 08:03

Oh m7.  If he got you worked up enough to post an angry reply then you've got some serious  issues.

What are you like when people do it on purpose?

Toby Greenlord, Freeman on the Land 08 November 20 16:17

*** +++ BREAKING NEWS +++ ***

Donald Trump has stuck a copy of article 61 of The Magna Carter in the Whitehouse Window.

They can't get him out now.

Commoner of the Free Land 09 November 20 13:55

Oh how I do hope Toby Greenlord is right.  I have neither the inclination or time to look it up but it tickled me nevertheless - especially 6/11/[email protected]:38. 

Toby Greenlord, Freeman on the Land 10 November 20 08:27

Quarantine is the just the government trying to bum you.

Don't take my word for it.  Ask former Stone Roses frontman, Ian Brown.


You can tell he's done his research.


Anonymous 11 November 20 11:55

I think the above posters are rather missing the point.

Regardless of the technicalities of quarantine, this person clearly doesn't have much consideration for the people he might infect after weeks of wining and dining and pretending Covid is over, not to mention being packed in a metal tube with 200 people who've done the same for several hours. Quarantining to protect others is the right thing to do, end of story.

PS Greenlord, if we're being pedantic, it's Magna Carta, nor Carter. ;)

Toby Greenlord, Freeman on the Land 11 November 20 15:40

@Anonymous 11 November 20 11:55

You need to do your research mate.

The GOVT and big pharma linked 'expert' scientists have got their finger up your arse. You know this. THE GREAT RESET is the plan to bum you. Gotta KNOW THAT

Not my words.  Ian Brown.  He's been on Newsnight so he knows how it works.

I bet he's even read The Magna Carter, which you obviously haven't.

Case Closed.

Toby Greenlord, Freedom on the Land 11 November 20 15:51

And if you need any more proof that Ian Brown knows his stuff here it is.

How'd you like them apples?

Anonymous 12 November 20 09:22

I heard a bloke on the radio today say that he could keep his business open because of the 1688 Bill of Rights,  the Oliver Cromwell Act (there is no such act afaik) and the (sic) Magna Carta.

Obviously doesn't know his stuff like Toby.

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