Editors weekly: What not to wear

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  • Ladder in tights?

    I think it seems a bit ridiculous, not to mention judgemental that Anthea felt the need to reject a candidate partly on the fact that she had a ladder in her tights. Surely the interviewee was pointing out that she had not purposely dressed in this manner and was only showing she was human. I hope if Anthea ever finds herself in the same position she does not receive the same treatment! Who ever said that female lawyers are judged on their appearance and not their legal ability?

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  • Ladder in tights

    I agree with the above post. If someone is rejected for such a trival thing I can only despare. Lawyers female or male already have a reputation of being bell like, shiny and sound good but a bit empty inside rejecting good human characters is not going to help. I will be boycotting L2B and wish to be removed from the mailing list.

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  • A bigger problem

    Previous poster

    You may feel dressing well is not important as a lawyer, but spelling certainly is - its 'despair' there is no such word as despare.

    As in

    'I despair when seeing application forms with misspelt words'

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  • people in glass houses.........

    You are correct that it is despair.

    You are incorrect however in saying that 'its' despair; you are not indicating ownership! "its" is a possessive pronoun.

    It would be either "it is" or "it's"



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  • Rejection and ladder in tights

    I am, as always, learning something new today. Someone made it through part of the assessment process, to the interview, and got rejected, apparently, due to being honest (probably because she was stressed) about her tights... I am honestly lost for words! Maybe the lady could not afford an extra pair? Most of applicants are students, after all. I hope the interviewer reads these comments and regains some that ousted humaneness.

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  • Really?

    I was very surprised to read that the candidate's honesty appears to have gone against her in interview. Are we encouraging future lawyers to hide and conceal mistakes and weaknesses? Surely her honesty and integrity could have been easily translated into a light-hearted irrelevance.

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