A Linklaters trainee has gone viral amongst lawyers after accidentally copying a female partner into a banter-fuelled email inviting his friends to play football.
In the email the trainee invited six members of his Linklaters cohort to play "footie AVEC LA LADZZ". He promised a post-game "team breakfast with macho banter", and suggested, "Lets bring back dick of the week". The trainee, who RollOnFriday will call 'Banterboy', replaced 'Trainee Solicitor' in his email signature with "Self-elected Leader of Football Men".
He also unwittingly copied in a seventh person, his female supervisor. Banterboy only realised his mistake when, after enduring twenty minutes of the group's witty repartee, she interrupted with a reply to all: "footie AVEC LA LADZZ not really my bag but thanks for asking..."
|He shoots, he scores.|
On the Nick West banter scale his chat scores a 'harmless', but understandably Banterboy was worried. When one of his delighted colleagues in the email group (which belatedly excluded the partner) noted, "This week’s dick of the week shouldn’t be too difficult", Banterboy replied, "This is the partner I work with. I'm dead". Happily she appears to have taken her inbrotation in good humour. The thread however was forwarded around the firm before, inevitably, leaking outside the firm and making its way round the City . Enjoy:
Linklaters declined to comment.