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Exclusive: Stephenson Harwood trainee lamps partner in drunken "initiation"
27 May 2016
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A trainee at Stephenson Harwood has punched a partner during a drunken initiation ceremony.

The trainee was on secondment to the firm's Hong Kong office when he was taken for a night on the town by his new team. Invited to undergo an "initiation of sorts", RollOnFriday understands that he was "forced to drink a multitude of shots in a short space of time, without being allowed to eat". Refreshed and energised, he turned round and punched a partner.

    "I'm flying on wings of booze!"

Despite slugging his boss the trainee has escaped a reprimand, with a source suggesting it's because "he didn't punch him hard enough". Meanwhile, another insider has disputed claims that the trainee was forbidden from eating. Although drinking on a full stomach has also caused problems for the firm. Last year another Stephenson Harwood trainee vomited over partners at an awards dinner. Puked on and now punched, the firm's senior lawyers are suffering an unusual amount of punishment at the hands of their trainees.

A spokesman for Stephenson Harwood, the official What Did I Do Last Night Firm of the Year, declined to comment.

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anonymous user
27/05/2016 10:31
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Escaped a reprimand, but I can see them having an uncomfortable time applying for NQ roles at the firm when qualification rolls around...
anonymous user
27/05/2016 10:43
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Does the anonymous user at 10.31 have experience of this? Or is this comment totally unfounded?
anonymous user
27/05/2016 11:11
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Does the AC at 10:43 work for Stephenson Harwood? #NoSenseOfHumour
anonymous user
28/05/2016 00:23
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Do either of the previous commentators have lives #hypocritalert #yawn
anonymous user
28/05/2016 18:32
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If I had my time again I would apply for a training contract there - sounds wild
anonymous user
29/05/2016 18:38
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Anonymous 0023 - if the comments section bores you so, why do you read it? And then add another comment? #attention seeker#extractthatbroomhandlefromyouranus