A partner at Reed Smith has sent an impassioned plea for all London associates and trainees to attend the firm's Christmas party.
Real Estate lawyer Andrew Jenkinson sent the desperate email during the week of the party, requesting that as many junior lawyers attend "if only for a swift one".
Explaining the true meaning of Christmas, Jenkinson said that associates were wrong to think the event isn't for them as Reed Smith is "one firm and one office whether we are business or legal services".
Channeling everyone's dad at the Christmas discotheque he also described the party as an opportunity to "share some fun".
"And yes I will be asking the partners to lead by example", he confirmed, risking a boycott.
"The popularity of Reed Smith's office Xmas party has declined in recent years, but I didn't think it was this bad" a source told RollOnFriday. "How many other law firms literally beg their staff to attend a party?"
A spokesman for the firm said "Testament to Andrew’s strong leadership I can confirm that his rallying cry led to a well-attended Christmas party. Over 300 people attended.”
The Pied Piper of Reed Smith tempts junior lawyers to attend