In February, Shearman & Sterling trainee Daniel England (pictured left) found himself at the centre of a media storm when his email detailing lurid plans for a lads rugby holiday was leaked to various national newspapers – and quickly became a viral sensation.
The email contained a list of weird tour rules for England and his pals to abide by, which encouraged, amongst other things, the group to publicly boast about their parents' wealth. It also mentioned plans to photograph group sex acts (hence the 'spit roast email' tag).
At the time, Shearman & Sterling expressed itself "very disappointed" with England's behaviour, which it described as "totally at odds with [its] values." The firm added: "We are taking this matter very seriously and are investigating it in accordance with our established procedures."
Happily for rugger bugger legal hopefuls everywhere, England seems to have survived said investigation – appearing to suggest on LinkedIn that he has been offered a job as a newly qualified solicitor in Shearman & Sterling's Singapore project development and finance team.