Makes a nice change for lawyers, who are more often f**cked by corporates.
Law firms have joined forces with a campaigning platform which aims to “F**K CORPORATES” - and now you can win the t-shirt.
‘Find Others’ was created by “tech for good” entrepreneurs with the aim of creating “a fairer society” by helping people “hold organisations accountable when they cause harm”.
The platform is currently promoting a worthy campaign to compel Housing Associations to calculate their service charges properly.
Several firms interested in collective action work have offered their expertise on the site including Brown Rudnick, Edwin Coe, Mishcon de Reya, Penningtons Manches and Addleshaw Goddard (although as of Wednesday it was no longer on the site), along with a number of individual lawyers, and the company states that it is backed by the SRA.
RIsky flex if meeting clients from Tesco/Barclays/etc.
Although there are good business development reasons for lawyers to appear on the site, they might stop short of endorsing Find Others' slogan: "F**K CORPORATES".
Given its punchy view of big business, Find Others and establishment law firms may look like strange bedfellows.
However, co-founder Georgina Hollis told RollOnFriday that “the claimant law firms we serve have been saying F**k you to the bad corporates since litigation began. It’s their agenda”.
Find Others' mission statement is also available as an “epic” t-shirt which is “sure to put a smile on your face every day”, and Hollis revealed that a new t-shirt line is being released next week with the slogan, "Proud to be a leftie lawyer".
Despite its on-message merch, the platform does have some time for the corporate world. Back in 2016 its founders sold their previous venture to Sky while it was majority-owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
The business kindly offered ROF a 'F**K CORPORATES' t-shirt which, if received, we'll give away to one lucky reader. Simply email [email protected] with the worst slogan you could possibly have written across your chest at a client drinks (that isn't 'F**K CORPORATES') and we'll pick our favourite.
Hollis reassured ROF that the t-shirt is “a great conversation starter on the tube (and at work events!)”, however RollOnFriday accepts no liability if it gets the winner sacked.
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Nice to see lefty lawyers outing themselves and no longer pretending to be sensible centrists. I welcome the t shirts, like the placards the evangelicals wear, makes them easier to avoid.
Will the law firms backing this platform be dropping all of the corporates in their client base? Thought not.
Looking to join Kirkland. Is it a good firm? Mid-level finance associate here.
Didn't Boris say something to this effect when he was PM?