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Exclusive: Lima law firm boss trolls Chambers & Partners
13 April 2017
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A law firm boss has greeted the news that an editor of the legal directory Chambers & Partners is quitting by telling her at length how he has ignored the company and thinks it's rubbish.

Laura Mills posted on professional networking site Linkedin that she was leaving her job as editor of Chambers & Partners USA, giving thanks in particular to "all of the  firms whose participation in our research has made the guides such a great success".

Cue, said a source, "the standard gushing goodbyes and good lucks from contacts". Except for one lawyer, who decided to cut through the back-slapping with his own take. Victor Marroquin, a partner in Peruvian firm Marroquin & Merino, informed Mills that "As we are a very discrete boutique in Peru, we have never responded to your research requests". He continued, "It is part of our philosophy not to advertise in any way or to be "rated"" and that "we will not answer to Chambers". He went on, "a lawyer who touts himself or herself (or is touted by an entity, i.e. Chambers) loses in our view legitimacy".

    Peruvian party pooper 

With the Llama bit firmly between his teeth, Marroquin wrote, "clients are not with us because you or anyone else ranked us in Chambers", seething, "I have never replied to any of their requests, for the reasons I have just told you". Having done the LinkedIn equivalent of climbing onto a desk and shouting "Boo! BOO! BOOOOO!" during her leaving speech, Marroquin somewhat oddly wished Mills well, ending, "Now, time to celebrate your move! Wherever you will go, you will be a STAR! :-)"

It follows a less civil spat between lawyers on LinkedIn in March when a claims handler called a woman a "waste of skin". Now that Mills is moving on, jobseekers interested in the vacant position may wish to bone up on Chambers & Partners interview techniques, which RollOnFriday revealed in 2015 allegedly included deeply personal questions such as, "Do you have any sexual dreams?


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