Wannabe lawyer asks City law firms to ‘tell me what makes your firm unique in one tweet’
Nine firms ignore question, two reply
A Twitter troll is seeking to turn the tables on a host of top law firms by asking them the staple vac scheme application question about what makes them “unique”.
@AllenOvery can you tell me what makes your firm unique in one tweet?
— elliot (@elliotchonts) February 5, 2015
So far the individual behind the account — who appears to have completed one too many application forms — has tweeted 11 firms with the inquiry, including magic circle trio Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Freshfields, transatlantic giants Hogan Lovells and DLA Piper, US outfits Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day, and mid-tier players Addleshaw Goddard, Olswang, Nabarro and Kingsley Napley.
Nine of the firms ignored the troll. But Hogan Lovells and Olswang have, to their credit, replied.
@elliotchonts Global law firm,prestigious clients,high quality lawyers,landmark litigation and M&A,world class training,leaders in pro bono
— Press Office (@HoganLovellsUK) February 9, 2015
.@elliotchonts TMT expertise; innovative approach to law; bringing insight and influence to clients; collaborative and responsible people
— Olswang LLP (@Olswang) February 5, 2015
Twitter awaits @elliotchonts’ next move …