News Law firms Annual Secret Santa fest could lead to court, firm warns By Matt Byrne 17 December 2010 12:29 17 December 2015 15:38 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Humbug 17 December 2010 at 14:42 Thanks. Reply Link Anonymous 17 December 2010 at 14:43 “Don’t give….. male colleagues tool kits or female workers kitchenalia.” ……unless they may have written to Santa to ask for them. And by the way some people love frilly knickers and there shouldn’t be any blatant discrimination towards them. Be Merry for goodness sake! It must be bleak ‘up North’….. Reply Link Neil Ireland 17 December 2010 at 15:00 As an Aston Villa fan, I was once given a Birmingham City Calendar. How much more offensive could someone be!! However, I have a life and so was able to have a laugh with my wonderful colleagues. Would have preferred a tool kit or certainly some alcohol! Reply Link Deirdre Dare 17 December 2010 at 15:00 I got some frilly knickers from my Secret Santa last year… Reply Link Anonymous 17 December 2010 at 15:03 I seem to remember the same press release being issued by the firm this time last year! Reply Link City Gent 17 December 2010 at 15:09 Groan, these dismal PR exercises are as predictable and as welcome as indigestion after Christmas dinner or a gruesome hangover after the staff party. Please spare us from any more of this garbage. Reply Link Bexter 17 December 2010 at 15:23 Seriously? This so-called Politically Correct Crap is getting beyond a joke – long live the sense of humor cos lets face it – it’s the only thing gonna get us through our time in this mad world we live in!!! Reply Link James 17 December 2010 at 15:31 I have a set of Dilbert post-it notes that I would like to swap for a 1l bottle of London Gin and/or a spanner – any takers? Reply Link Anonymous 17 December 2010 at 15:48 It always surprises me how firms hope for good publicity out of issuing press statements that make them look politically correct misery guts. Reply Link Anonymous 17 December 2010 at 16:02 Deirdre Dare – I’d offer to swop my cream covered chocolate willy for your frilly knickers but for the fact that you’d sue me for £3.5m for harassment. Reply Link Ruth Shearn 17 December 2010 at 16:03 ‘Tis the season to be jolly, folks. Get off their backs and get your sense of humour back. It’s more amusing than reading about Coleen and Wayne! Reply Link Anonymous 17 December 2010 at 16:25 A merry non-denominational mid-Winter festival to one and all. Is this why nobody likes lawyers I wonder? Does anyone seriously get any PR benefit or work out of issuing this stuff year after year? Reply Link julian 17 December 2010 at 16:32 Why on earth is The Lawyer reporting on this tosh? Margaret Taylor you should be ashamed of yourself Reply Link Anonymous 17 December 2010 at 16:41 Love the irony of the comments moaning about health and safety gone mad. It’d be even better if they were from employment lawyers. Reply Link Anonymous 17 December 2010 at 16:41 At least it keeps Quality Solicitors out of the news; sorry that’s the Gazette! I note much of the comment appears to be coming from Southerners; perhaps they should be buying each other books on ‘How should I deal with snow so my life doesn’t have to stop’, just what they will need in the coming days! Reply Link Retirement ahoy!! 17 December 2010 at 16:47 Tosh & Piffle!!! …….. take me back to the politically incorrect 70’s ……. now those were the days!!! Reply Link Southerner 17 December 2010 at 17:12 @Anon Why worry about snow, when we’ve got 70% of the country’s net wealth to shovel about… North is for wimps Reply Link Anonymous 18 December 2010 at 14:20 No alcohol? Just because I am religious? I am deeply disappointed. Reply Link Hermann the German 20 December 2010 at 09:45 @Southerner Here in Germany we’ve got most of the net wealth of Europe AND we can deal with snow. London is the Rochdale of Europe. Get some damn winter tyres. Reply Link Anonymous 20 December 2010 at 16:06 Oh dear Lewis Hymanson Small, bad PR for you. Cheer up it’s Christmas Reply Link Peregrine Mason 20 December 2010 at 23:16 Actually, “Deidre Dare” is really Dan Dare. (Now, who remembers him? And who was his arch enemy? (No, it wasn’t the Daleks nor the Cybermen)). Not that I’v e gone off topic, of course…. Reply Link Anonymous 21 December 2010 at 14:14 I thought lawyer’s are meant to have a sense of humour! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.