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Humblebrags galore as latest Legal 500 listings revealed

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‘I’m kind of a big deal’

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It’s that time of year again. The latest Legal 500 listings have hit the shelves and lawyers have once again fallen over themselves to trumpet their inclusion in the prestigious league table directory.

On Monday, with 48 hours to go, staff at the directory warned those considering a subtle (or not so subtle) humblebrag that Legal Cheek would be “watching”.

Despite the forewarning, lawyers clearly couldn’t resist. As The Legal 500 went live, Twitter was quickly awash with what is the social media equivalent of patting yourself on the back.

First up, divorce and family law barrister Byron James. A tenant at London’s Fourteen Chambers, Byron — having made the cut — tweeted a photo of The Legal 500 listing.

Next up, prominent silk and Legal Personality of the Year 2016, Felicity Gerry QC. A barrister at Leeds’ 37 Park Square, Gerry couldn’t help but tweet a cheeky humblebrag.

CMS Cameron McKenna lawyer Craig Watt was “over the moon” to have led his team back into The Legal 500 top flight.

Acknowledging his “impressive” oral advocacy skills, No5 Chambers’ immigration specialist S Chelvan was clearly pleased to feature in this year’s directory.

Scottish advocate and Cambridge grad Usman Tariq (who is very easy to work with) was “delighted” to have made the cut.

Next up, Henderson Chambers’ Lucy McCormick. A commercial dispute resolution specialist, the experienced barrister — who is apparently “very astute” — thanked The Legal 500 for her entry.

Despite what he might think, Exchange Chambers’ Chris Gutteridge dropped a humblebrag earlier today.

Meanwhile Cardiff-based solicitor Kathryn McTaggart was “really chuffed” with how The Legal 500 had described her.

Humblebrag alert! Keating Chambers‘ Liz Repper was “delighted” to feature in The Legal 500 “again”.

Congratulations to all those who made this year’s directory. And remember, all humblebrags are forgiven if you dig deep and kindly donate to Sean Jones QC’s Billable Hour Appeal. Raising funds for charitable organisation Save the Children, the total currently stands at whopping £33,800.

Here’s to another year of humblebrags!

30 Comments

Clapham Common Regular

“Good, loving, pays well”

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Bumblebee

Legal Cheek writes about humblebragging and then makes sure to mention that The Legal 500 referenced them in a tweet. Ha, the irony! This entire article is a #humblebrag.

Don’t worry Legal Cheek; all will be forgiven if you dig deep and kindly donate to Sean Jones QC’s appeal 😉

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Anonymous

The fact that you basically pay to get in the legal 500 in no way detracts from the esteem in which I hold all those mentioned. /sarcasm

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Anonymous

Is that actually true? On their website they make a point of saying there is nothing you can pay for to get included in this list, and I can’t see anything I can actually pay for even?

Not that I’m trying to purchase a place on this list at all…………

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Anonymous

You don’t have to pay to be featured in it.

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Anonymous

If that were true firms with massive ad budgets like Slater & Gordon (well, maybe they don’t have that budget anymore) and Mischcon (did you see that FT campaign?) would top everything. And they don’t. The process is opaque but not corrupt. Unlike other legal ‘accolades’ one could mention.

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Anonymous

I know, for a fact, that you have to pay to get visibility. If you don’t pay, the name of the firm shows up, and that’s it. But for any other detail you have to pay.

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Lord Adam Deen of Big Dealing Ton

“I’m kind of a big deal”- Completed TC at Jones May

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Lord Adam Deen of Big Dealing Ton

Day*

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Bloated Simmons equity partner

I’m shocked you didn’t get caught up in a sexual harassment suit in your week.

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Adam Deen

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Anonymous

Is it just a joke or are trainees sleeping with staff an actual thing?

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Adam Deen

My dad is an equity partner for a magic circle firm who has a base of operations in Saudi Arabia, he has sex with all the trainees over there so it’s no suprise it’s happening here.

It’s common to sleep with male partners to get to the top.

Anonymous

Top dad lad. 10/10 for the bantz and the story, but you’re so full of shit.

Adam Deen

Because i really care about my validity within the LC cancer comment system. Okay. HueHueHue.

Cockney Counsel

Any geezer wot takes the legal 500 up front is a proper mug. I’ve seen wiv me own mincers a newly qualified beak in the legal 500.
Straight up. First day on the job and he’s on the legal 500. Wot a scam
What a

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Proudboobs

Did Lord Harley get a mention in any of his 23 areas of expertise?

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Anonymous

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Sheikh White Ryland of Teddington Lock

Salamalaicum and Eid Mubarak Sheikh Seen. Your user name is most amusing.
Yes Zina is rampant in the Kuffir legal firms.
In one big immigration firm, which I can’t name because LC will block this post, the assistant solicitors were obliged to sleep with the interpreters or they got no clients.

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Adam Deen

Judging by your Indian spelling of Arab words, i conclude you must be a south asian Muslim, Say hi to Aysh Chaudry for me, dear boy.

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Adam Deen

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Anonymous

Yeah, you mentioned that already. It’s still not interesting though.

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Stalloner

Cool story brah, gave me wood.

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Anonymous

Sounds to me more like an Islamophobe taking the piss

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Cuckold asshats

Ah yes, those awful islamophobes…

Did you read today’s issue of the Graun yet?

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Anonymous

i did not know what “humblebrag” meant until i just googled it a second ago……..

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Anonymous

Don’t worry about it. I had a similar problem when I was learning advanced calculus in ancient Greek in my first year of primary school. I was so embarrassed when I accidently started speaking in Latin instead! What an airhead!

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Roderick Smithersbottom Windsor

When I got pupillage, my pupil master said “I’ve got the biggest cock in chambers”!

I said “Not any more”.

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Anonymous

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