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Linklaters trainee sends ‘LADZZ’ email to female partner

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‘I am dead’

A trainee at magic circle outfit Linklaters has discovered first-hand why attention to detail is imperative, after accidentally CC-ing a partner into a “LADZZ” email.

The Inbetweeners-esque email kicks off with the unnamed trainee attempting to drum up support for an early morning kickabout with six of his Linklaters buddies. Describing it as “footie AVEC LA LADZZ,” the Archbishop of Banterbury trainee suggests that they then grab a quick shower at the office before having a “team breakfast with macho banter”.

Intriguingly the trainee’s message (replicated above) goes on to suggest the magic circle gang bring back “dick of the week”. The email went viral around the City and was subsequently picked up by legal blog RollOnFriday.

With responses flooding in, it was at this point the trainee — who briefly changed his email sign-off to “Self-elected Leader of Football Men” — realised he had inadvertently CC-ed in a female partner. A follow-up email to his fellow trainees sums the error up nicely:

That is the partner I work with. I am dead.

Fortunately for the trainee (and his chances of retention upon qualification), his Linklaters superior didn’t seem to mind the lad jokes, replying to all: “footie AVEC LA LADZZ not really my bag but thanks for asking…”. The trainee eventually updated the group:

She has replied saying not to worry, it happens to everyone, and it least it wasn’t embarrassing. Told me to take it as a lesson in email addressee autofilling. It was very embarrassing, very, but still. I could cry. I have meetings with her nearly every day.

Linklaters declined to comment.

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54 Comments

Anonymous

Another Friday, another RoF repost.

I knew I could count on you Alex, smashing stuff.

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Anonymous

What’s RoF?

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Anonymous

Nice try Tommy, jog on.

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Anonymous

At least they’re now acknowledging that they’re stealing content from RoF.

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Anonymous

Do you also rag on the Times for reporting the same things as the Guardian? The FT for ‘ripping off’ the Wall Street Journal?

News niches have only so much stuff to go around.

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Anonymous

Good point Alex.

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Alex

Thanks Tommy. I wish I was you.

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Anonymous

Get outta here you fucko, as if you’re anywhere near the calibre of WSJ or the FT. 😂😂😂

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Anonymous

Hahahaha

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Anonymous

Typed email from the ROF images. Wow. Lucky ROF now watermark. You guys are appalling.

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Anonymous

Hmm, and that would be a copyright infringement.

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Anonymous

“By Legal Cheek Reporter”.

Wow, you really are going full MailOnline. Ripped off story? Check. Anonymous journalist? Check.

How were you unable to identify which of the three of you plagiarised this one?

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Anonymous

All Legal Cheek has got is an “in” to Judge Rinder and Lord Neuberger, who are public figures and have to treat Legal Cheek equally with other news sources. Legal Cheek also has a willingness to monster members of the profession, which ROF doesn’t do. ROF respects anonymity and is the “right side of the line”, so the MC firms are happy to pay them and give them gossip like this. There’s no way Legal Cheek would have broken this story.

P1ss poor

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Anonymous

This is appalling.

But I guess this story got clicks and comments – who’s really winning?

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Anonymous

People don’t understand what journalism is if they think every paper’s stories are exclusive and original.

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Anonymous

Hi Alex.

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Clergs@RoF

Pathetic hacks. RoF sh*ts all over this rag.

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Anonymous

Such crazy ladz! Is this as good as magic circle trainee banter gets?

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Anonymous

“Macho banter”

Absolutely hilarious. I give it 9/11. 😂

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Anonymous

The football and breakfast are so obviously just a cover for the main ‘shower at Linklaters’ event

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Zyzzz

I know the Links banter trainee in question and trust me, you’ve never met a more subservient betacuck gimp in your life.

He’s miles away from the self-proclaimed “ALPHALAD” (his own words) he likes to project himself to be.

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Anonymous

Very basic bro

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ALPHALAD

Stfu u betahomo.

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Banter Warrior from Links

6pm tomorrow, outside of Link’s HQ on Silk Street. No ties, no shoes, no weapons.

I’ll be there. Will you?

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LL and P

Exactly the sort of crap a nerd lacking any iota of ‘lad’ would say.

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Banter Warrior from Links

Famous last words. Meet me there at 6pm, you’ll see.

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Anonymous

Seconded. He’s the king of gimps.

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Anonymous

Completely unnecessary.

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Linkl8r boi

It’s so true!

His name is

This post has been moderated as it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Anonymous

Pic or it never happened

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Anonymous

Maybe you could post your own name too since we’re outing people.

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Krishna Joshi

Heh, I know exactly who this is. Agreed, he’s such a betacuck flog.

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Linklaters Corporate Partner

Hi Krishna, get back to work you gimp.

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Grow a pair

“She has replied saying not to worry, it happens to everyone, and it least it wasn’t embarrassing. Told me to take it as a lesson in email addressee autofilling. It was very embarrassing, very, but still. I could cry. I have meetings with her nearly every day.”

Masculinity in 2017

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Fluid non-binary asexual human

Bro, stop offending my gender #safespace

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Anonymous

Joshua Rozenberg

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Anonymous

“Dick of the week” Don’t the female trainees at Jones Day already do that?

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Anonymous

of the day*

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Trumpenkrieg

This vile misogynist, remove him from the books of the SRA at once and brand his forehead with a red hot poker. It’s the only way to suppress this worrying manifestation of heteronormative toxic masculinity in the work place. Did I also mention he should be forced to undergo mandatory gender reassignment?

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C. Proudman

Sounds fair.

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Anonymous

HR at Linklaters clearly doing an excellent job.

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Anonymous

Stated with the heaviest dose of sarcasm.

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Anonymous

This site is better than RoF because of the comments, so I am glad that LC post content that overlaps.

RoF were never exclusive on this one – I got forwarded this story yesterday by friends at two separate firms, it has been banded about quite heavily so every (not serious) website should be equally entitled to post a story on it.

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Anonymous

Er…so the trainee at links who forwarded it got an exclusive? I don’t think you know what an exclusive is.

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Anonymous

Your comment doesn’t make sense

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Anonymous

Hi Tommy, nice of you to join in on the bantz.

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Anonymous

Shouldn’t it be “le LADZZZ”?

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Anonymous

Les LADZZZ, surely?

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Mark Knopfler

Les Boys

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Linklaters Corporate Partner

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

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Anonymous

Les bians

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Joe Hebbron

Les Legal Cheek sucks

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Joe Hebbron

Les Dennis

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Anonymous

He’s a good man. They all are. They love all God’s creatures. Tread softly. They are sensitive.

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