The law-themed YouTube find of the year was undoubtedly this footage of magic circle giant Slaughter and May from 1981, featuring no computers, smoking in the office and a comment about a female trainee’s “backside”.
The video was filmed on the day of Slaughters’ Christmas party, which makes up the latter part of the footage. The dodgy dad dancing is truly a sight to behold, with — as the you can see from the Vine clips below — the effect heightened when the 1980s solicitors’ moves are set to 2014 hits. Click on the bottom right hand corner of each clip to turn on the sound.
The Slaughter and May class of 1981 enjoy Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it off’
Kiesza’s ‘Hideaway’: the Slaughter and May 1981 edition
DJ Snake feat Lil Jon (and a Slaughter and May partner from years gone by) — ‘Turn down for what’
Because I’m ‘Happy’ (that the internet has preserved long-forgotten Christmas party moves) — Pharrell Williams
Getting a little sleazy, to Kesha’s ‘Timber’
Gearing up for the 1980s bull market, with Sam Smith’s ‘Money on my mind’
The full video is here:
No computers, smoking in the office and a comment about a female trainee’s ‘backside’: this video of Slaughter and May from 1981 is incredible [Legal Cheek]
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