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Linklaters silent over air-rage armrest passenger’s solicitor claim

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Footage of ‘lawyers’ clashing on Malaga bound flight has gone viral

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An aeroplane passenger who was filmed arguing with a fellow traveller about an armrest told him that she was a lawyer at magic circle giant Linklaters. The firm has declined to comment on this.

The viral footage, which was allegedly recorded on a Gatwick to Malaga flight, shows the squabbling duo exchange mid-air pleasantries over who gets the extra elbow room. The pair — who both claim to be lawyers — continue to argue as members of Monarch cabin crew plead for them to stop.

'I am a lawyer at Linklaters and I will sue you guys'
‘I am a lawyer at Linklaters and I will sue you guys’

The unidentified male passenger tells the woman she “is obnoxious and rude” and bluntly refuses to give up his precious armrest. Seemingly unwilling to engage in a spot of mediation, the unnamed woman (pictured) — with dark hair and a black top — claims to have been “punched” by his “elbow” before proclaiming:

I am a lawyer at Linklaters and I will sue you guys.

Laughs and clapping can be heard across the cabin with one passenger quipping “God, everyone’s a lawyer today”. The short clip — which was uploaded to YouTube yesterday and has received over 37,000 views — concludes with both lawyers being moved to different ends of the aeroplane. Despite not wishing to comment, Legal Cheek understands Linklaters is looking into the incident.

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