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What corporate lawyers say Vs what corporate lawyers mean

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The euphemisms that keep the deals moving

They don’t necessarily mean what they say in the partnership boardrooms in the Square Mile — as a bunch of City lawyers have been noting on a highly amusing “work euphemisms” thread that has been doing the rounds online this month.

We’ve celebrated our 14 favourites through the medium of corporate stock images…

‘In a meeting’

1

‘Quite challenging’

2

‘One or two issues’

3

‘I welcome any advice’

4

‘Of course we agreed compound interest’

5

‘I look forward to hearing from you’

businessman using a laptop in an office

The promotion to ‘legal director’

7

‘Apologies for the urgency’

‘I am on speaker phone’

9

‘Where would the firm be without her?’

10

Retirement best wishes

11

‘Thanks for the helpful comments’

12

‘The life and soul of the Christmas party’

13

‘A commercial solution’

14

Hat tip to the RollOnFriday messageboard — the full thread is here.

11 Comments

Salmon Act 1986, s.32

“…unethical and worse of all unenforceable…”

*WORST* of all.

FTFY.

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Anonymous

“Handling salmon in suspicious circumstances.”

Kudos sir, kudos.

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Non-Oxbridge Pleb

I hope that you merely forgot to credit the members of R0llonFriday for these quotes and that you didn’t just try to cynically pass their comments in last week’s ‘work innuendos’ thread last week off as your own.

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Anonymous

Someone didn’t read the whole article clearly.

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Salmon Act 1986, s.32

#lawkward

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Non-Oxbridge Pleb

Yeh, I messed up. Apologies to all. That’s what you get for skim reading.

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HempShoes

Thanks for the helpful comments.

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Legal Beak

“Hat tip to the RollOnFriday messageboard”

Bloody pleb

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Anonymous

Aah i get it. ‘hat tip to rollonfriday’ means ‘stolen from rollonfriday’ but without saying stolen. Clever.

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Deed U No

Double Standards !

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Anonymous

Legal Chheky khunts.

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