Shearman & Sterling: ‘We Never Offered Email Scandal Trainee An NQ Solicitor Job; He Resigned Over The Summer’

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By Alex Aldridge on

Yesterday we brought you news of the updated LinkedIn profile of Shearman & Sterling ‘spit roast email’ trainee Daniel England. As you can see below, it suggested that England had been offered a job by the firm as a newly qualified (NQ) solicitor.

But yesterday evening Shearman & Sterling responded to our original pre-publication inquiry to deny ever offering England an NQ position.

A Shearman & Sterling spokesperson told Legal Cheek: “Daniel England resigned over the summer. He never went through the qualification job offer process and we never offered him a newly qualified solicitor job.”

England has since removed the claim that he was ‘offered a job’ from his LinkedIn profile.

Further inquiries have indicated that England left Shearman & Sterling with the intention of working as a ski instructor, although this remains unconfirmed.

England didn’t respond to Legal Cheek‘s request for comment.