The top 10 law fair freebies of 2014

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By Thomas Connelly on

It has been a vintage year


The tentatively recovering graduate legal job market has propelled City law firms to new heights as they battle to woo the cream of Britain’s students during the 2014 law fair season.

The countdown of the ten coolest freebies seen this autumn commences …

10. Give your passive-aggressive notes added legal gravitas with these Norton Rose Fulbright-branded post-its.


9. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s charmingly-packaged goody bags hint at fun times ahead (during those endless late nights of document review).


8. Subtly let the world know your mood with Travers Smith’s chalk board mug.


7. US firm Kirkland & Ellis’ London bus oozes tourist chintz, but its jelly bean passengers are a welcome boost for students in need of a sugar high.


6. Never have a quid handy for the trolley — Pannone has it covered.


5. ‘Where talent shines’ … so does an iPhone screen? Still, thanks for the prezzie, TLT.


4. Seconded to Reading? Don’t worry, Olswang’s international plug adapter promises better times ahead.


3. Shoosmiths’ portable phone charger, meanwhile, could make all the difference on the glamorous dash between the firm’s Basingstoke and Milton Keynes offices.


2. In placing Berwin Leighton Paisner’s innovative i-Phone speaker at number two in the list, we’re assuming that it works.


1. Herbert Smith Freehill’s Freddo the Frogs.

Aren’t law fair freebies ultimately about projecting confidence rather than a neediness to impress? And what is the best way to do this? By abandoning branded trinkets, of course, in favour of mass-produced 25p chocolate bars.

Which is why the pile of Freddo the Frogs spotted being casually offered by Herbert Smith Freehills to students at a London university this week is the Legal Cheek top law fair freebie of 2014.