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Law firm fidget spinners are now a thing

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Freshfields, Milbank and Baker Botts embrace playground craze

It was only a matter of time before lawyers jumped aboard the fidget spinner bandwagon.

The fidget-busting handheld toy has rocketed in popularity across offices and playgrounds in recent months, despite being invented some years ago. So popular are the little gadgets that magic circle outfit Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has slapped its branding across a bunch of them.

Image via David Scholz

But don’t expect one in law fair goodie bags anytime soon (well, at least not from Freshfields).

A spokesperson for the firm told Legal Cheek that the fidget spinners — featuring the firm’s unique angel and spear logo — were part of a one-off batch dished out during an internal event. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting the firm scored an A* for perks in our Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey. We suspect it was the handheld plastic toys, not the fresh sushi and ski trips, that swung it for the survey respondents.

However, the magic circle firm isn’t alone in its commitment to the craze. Potentially sounding the death knell for the law firm-branded stress ball, US legal news website Above The Law reports that two US giants have also embraced the fidget spinner.

Images via Above The Law

New York-headquartered outfit Milbank and Texas-based giant Baker Botts have both punted for red versions of the handheld toy featuring their respective firm names.

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37 Comments

Anonymous

I dispair. The dumbing down continues.

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Anonymous

Yep agreed, trite in the extreme..

I think I will encourage my own employer to remove these firms from the preferred vendors list. It is a bit sad..

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Anonymous

Pornhub doesn’t count as an employer. They don’t pay you. You just spend an inordinate amount of time on their site.

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Mr A. Perv

Spin my fidget, baby!!!!

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Anonymous

Ah contraire mon cher ami. They do, as it happens.

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Anonymous

User 1384949 says “dance for me”

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Anonymous

Come now, it’s clearly a corporate expense for tax write down / capital allowances. It gets harder to come up with decent gimmicks to waste money on, and charity and office perks just aren’t headline grabbing anymore.

Incidentally, February is the worst month to buy a new TV since that is when the great spate of corporate re-fits occur.

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Anonymous

Despair*. U r dumb.

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Anonymous

“U r dumb.” – the irony.

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John_Harmon

ALL AROUND USE

Fidget spinners can be used to help focus the mind on the task at hand instead of having the mind wander into the crazy places. Heres an amazing blog on how Your Fidget Spinner is Making You Smarter! There’s some amazing information on fidget spinners on this blog and I highly recommend you check it out!

Great way to relieve stress. It might surprise you but fidget spinners can be a great product to relieve stress and make someone feel better.

APPEALING DESIGN

Fidget spinners come in all shapes and sizes and have some really amazing designs to them. Checkout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_q7LIkA94wFVwB0C_gjkkw on this channel theres a really cool looking dragon eye spinner and a couple other really cool fidget spinners that would look great in your hand.

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K&E trainee (slave)

We got offered rectal spinners at a recent “internal event”.

Some partners have already sent out urgent emails requesting we start using them…

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Anonymous

And how would a rectal spinner work, exactly?

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Anonymous

It’s not a particularly well thought out joke. Some people on this site just feel compelled to keep making the same jokes again and again, no matter if the set-up makes any sense.

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Jones Day Equity Partner

Not sure who you’re referring to.

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Anonymous

Unfunny beta gimp.

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Trumpenkrieg Spotter

And here —-^

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Anonymous

#MAGA

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Anonymous

#TUNGE

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Officious bystander

Presumably the adage “stick a broom up my arse and I’ll sweep the floor aswell” is relevant to this. K&E employees can increase their productivity by errr, yeah, I see what you mean. Can’t really think of an ending.

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Anonymous

How does it work? Sit and spin.

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Freshfields trainee (unemployed)

I’d use a rectal spinner if K&E offered me an NQ role.

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K&E HR

Consider yourself hired.

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Freshfields trainee (unemployed)

Ok. Where do I get lube?

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Anonymous

Which firms provide free ski trips?

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Anonymous

Does anyone know?

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Anonymous

Yes,who has the best perks?

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Anonymous

Irwin Mitchell

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The Flying Artichoke

Is it true that lawyers don’t snowboard ?

Pfft…

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Anon

Thomas, stop it, just stop it please.

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Anonymous

AJOSE?!

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Anonymous

?

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Anonymous

Maybe we need an article on law firm perks.

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Trousersnake

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Trumpenkrieg

Der Englischen Hunde und Anal-Retentiven!
Das finale Resultat!
Ist für du schweinhundes!!!!

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Anonymous

I’ve heard that you poo your pants for fun.

Just sayin’…

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JD partner

Ain’t nobody got time for that. My fingers are always occupied.

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