Even YouTube praised Eve when she qualified.
One of UK law's most-followed influencers has left the profession.
Having qualified into the Links corporate team in September 2021, Cornwell revealed this week that she had decided to "pivot out of legal practice" to become a Product Manager at a tech start-up within Linklaters called CreateiQ, which aims to "free legal teams from paperwork for good".
Cornwell said in a LinkedIn post announcing her decision that "the idea of walking away from a career that had become merged with my sense of purpose, self-identity and achievement was terrifying", but that she would rather "build" than advise, and had actually begun applying for roles in the tech sector last year.
"Entering 2022 in product management challenges me to design, build and most importantly - disrupt", said Cornwell.
Her move will come as a relief to some colleagues at Linklaters, one of whom told RollOnFriday, "there isn't a single person I know who works here who doesn't visibly cringe upon seeing her videos".
Despite the naysayers, Cornwell's brand appealed to thousands of people unfazed by the self-promoting nature of the 'Gram. Her fans credited her with demystifying City law, and some said she had inspired them to attempt to enter the profession.
Now that she is leaving law, other followers have thanked Cornwell for destigmatising getting out. "So glad you are speaking about this", said Renée Dzandzo-Caesar. "I completed my LLB at University of law and I went straight into the working world as a consultant. My heart constantly feels torn because I studied so hard in my degree so that I could become a barrister and now I don’t even think I want to be a barrister anymore".
In a Financial Times profile of 'lawfluencers' in November, Cornwell described how she would like to see senior partners creating online content, too, in order to help younger audiences find "upstream mentorship circles". Hopefully Cornwell's recommendation won't be disregarded just because she's moving on. Once your management team appears on TikTok, please do forward the results.