Firm to introduce uniforms

An international law firm is reportedly colour coding its junior lawyers following a Facebook design competition.

Firm to introduce uniforms
International law firm is reportedly colour coding its junior lawyers.

Following a Facebook hoodie design contest, which saw young designers submit entries with lawyers of the firms future in mind, UK law firm Clifford Chance is reportedly colour coding its junior lawyers.

The winning hoodie design by Kingston University masters student, Marjade Roniet comes in two varieties – ‘Diffusion’ (which has been described as looking like a Star Trek costume) and ‘Off The Shelf’, which is a little more traditional. 

The design indicates a grey design for first year springboard schemes, black for training contract offers and navy and red for various vacation schemes. 

In a Facebook statement, Clifford Chance said there had been “an unforseen but very exciting development”, and that the winners design will be used to create a new line of merchandise available firm wide.

Legal website Legal Cheek speculated that the designer was playing to the profession’s love of hierarchy and intends to dress the lawyers according to what stage they are at ‘in a move that may be frowned upon by diversity experts’.

The firm will also distribute the design that came in second place to trainees and vacation scheme students next year.  The designer was Nikki Diep, a student at London’s University of the Arts.

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